[at-l] Grandma Gatewood a fraud? Earl Schaffer says so.

Linda Benschop athummingbird at dnet.net
Fri Apr 6 22:30:32 CDT 2007


I remember talking to Earl about her.  It really bothered him that she 
went to people's houses and asked for food etc.  I know he never liked 
her.  But I guess we will never know the whole story, will we?
Hummingbird



Dust wrote:
> Quite a few people have described Grandma Gatewood as a huckster who never really hiked the AT.  This was the opinion of the granddaddy of the A.T., Earl Shaffer.  At the PA Ruck in 2002, Shaffer indeed said "She's a fraud."
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