Geraldine “Gerry” Largay — a 66-year-old Appalachian Trail hiker — virtually disappeared while on the Trail in Maine. She has not been seen since July 22nd, when she was spotted near the Spaulding Mountain lean-to in the Lone Mountain area in Franklin County, Maine, northeast of Rangeley.
Cpl. MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service (MWS) conducted many searches and investigated many clues since Gerry vanished. Lt. Kevin Adam of the MWS — and many others — finds the disappearance of Inchworm mystifying because virtually all hikers who lose their way on Maine’s trails are found within a day or so.
Everyone agrees on one fact: People just don’t disappear.
Gerry is somewhere. Eventually, she will be found.
Wardens continue to seek information from hikers or others who have specific information related to Geraldine Largay and her journey on the AT — especially information related to the dates between Sunday, July 21 and Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
On October 1, 2013, George Largay, Geraldine’s husband, announced he is offering a $15,000 reward for information that leads to finding her.
Although it is unlikely that a $15,000 reward will inspire anyone to work harder than searchers already have, we hope the mysterious disappearance of Inchworm is resolved soon.