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Feisty Females- Emma Gatewood

16 Sep

Sharon Hall, a friend of our “Trail Magic” script writer Kelly Boyer Sagert let us know about this great blog site that features her story about Emma Gatewood.

Check out Sharon’s article about Emma Gatewood at Enjoy!


We need your vote- “I am the Appalachian Trail”

23 Sep

Our 3 minute contest video was edited for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy “I am the Appalachian Trail” video contest. The ATC contest features many videos that share a personal view point about the hikers experience. We decided that we should enter Emma Gatewood, whose story has helped shape a generation of hikers trail experiences. We used some footage from our upcoming documentary “Trail Magic” to give Emma’s journal’s a voice. Please vote for our video (it is under Bette Lou Higgins name ) at For more information on our documentary and our current Ohio History match grant challenge please go to

On the trail with Grandma Gatewood

On the trail with Grandma Gatewood

the Eden Valley project page

Tales from the Oregon Trail (SFTT Clip 8)

28 Jun

Below is the last clip in our Stories from the Trail series. Clip play to hear about a tough night Emma Gatewood experienced while hiking the Oregon Trail.

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Emma & the Ultralight (SFTT Clip 7)

26 Jun

In the clip below Lucy Gatewood Seeds explains her mother’s ultralight hiking style.

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No Grandmas Allowed (SFTT Clip 6)

25 Jun

Today we have a clip of Lucy Gatewood Seeds talking about Emma Gatewood renewing America’s interest in the Appalachian Trail.

A Little Dirt Won’t Kill You (SFTT Clip 5)

23 Jun

In this clip Lucy Gatewood Seeds tells a story about her mother, Emma Gatewood, getting food on the trail.

Boy Scout Rescue (SFTT Clip 4)

22 Jun

Below we have a great clip about Boy Scouts helping Emma Gatewood on the trail.

We Never Worried About Mama (SFTT Clip 3)

21 Jun

Check out the video below to hear Lucy Gatewood Seeds talk about her mother leaving to go on the trail.

Emma Completes the Trail (SFTT Clip 2)

20 Jun

In this clip Lucy Gatewood Seeds tells about her mother’s completion of the Appalachian Trail.

First Attempt (Stories from the Trail Clip 1)

19 Jun

Here’s the first video in a series of clips with Lucy Gatewood Seeds entitled Stories from the Trail (SFTT). In this clip Lucy tells about her mother’s first attempt at hiking the Appalachian Trail.