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    Default The First Woman to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail Did It as a 'Lark' - Atlas Obscura


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    Once again: Gatewood was not the first.
    Teej

    "[ATers] represent three percent of our use and about twenty percent of our effort," retired Baxter Park Director Jensen Bissell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ aka Teej View Post
    Once again: Gatewood was not the first.
    She was the first solo female hiker to hike the entire trail.
    https://thetrek.co/appalachian-trail...lachian-trail/

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    "The First Woman to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail"
    Was Mildred Ryder.
    Teej

    "[ATers] represent three percent of our use and about twenty percent of our effort," retired Baxter Park Director Jensen Bissell.

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    Default The First Woman to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail Did It as a 'Lark' - Flipboard


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    Default The First Woman to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail Did It as a 'Lark' - Flipboard


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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ aka Teej View Post
    Was Mildred Ryder.
    They clarified this in the article - Mildred Ryder Norman - "Peace Pilgrim" - was the first woman to complete the Trail with a flip-flop hike in 1952 - she hiked with a partner, Richard "Dick" Lamb. Granny Gatewood was the first woman to do it solo.
    Medical professional, semi-professional Scouter, aspiring layabout.
    "If it's stupid, and it works - it's not stupid."

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