Women Hikers Walk-Of-Fame
Bonnie, Ruth, & Diana Elozory
We are the mother and 2 daughters
Hiking team called The Florida Flip Floppers. I am the mom with the trail
name CoMOMdo, 50 yrs old and traveling with the first Chinese born persons
to ever thru hike the AT, my adopted daughters, Badonkadonk, age 17 and
Cubby age 12.
We thru hiked the AT in 2013. We were totally and absolutely inspired by Grandma Gatewood. I read any and everything written by women or about women hikers. We used to call out "if Grandma Gatewood could do it so can we". It was like our war cry!
I tell everyone that I'm so happy that my girls heroes are Grandma Gatewood and Jennifer Pharr Davis and not the Kardashians or Beyoncé or some pop celebrity but rather real women with real problems who were brave and strong and out to find peace and resolution through Nature.
They will carry a place of
awe and love and respect for Grandma Gatewood for the rest of their lives.
She made our journey a possibility. We literally followed in her footsteps,
healing ourselves and learning that we are strong and determined women
that can accomplish anything we set our minds too. We talk about just
because life doesn't always go like we want we can't give up
We adore GG!
We hiked from May 27 until
December 7, 2014. We flip flopped the trail. We started in the southern
point of the Shenandoah NP and headed North. We flipped in one weekend
and drove back to SNP and headed South to Springer. It was a psychological
boost for us as we headed towards home