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Paul Paur: Odd Man Out on the Appalachian Trail

Paul Paur.  Missing on the Appalachian Trail or hiking the Appalachian Trail?

“That’s crazy!”  My guess is those words are heard by everyone who tells kith and kin they’re going for a 14-state, 2185.3 mile walk in the woods along the Appalachian Trail (AT). Face it.  Taking five or six months off from work, school and/or family to hike the AT isn’t normal.  Not abnormal in any psychological […]

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Maine Wardens Search for Gerry Largay

Geraldine "Inchworm" Largay's last known photograph ~~ Picture courtesy of Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association

The most recent Maine Wardens search for Gerry Largay — the lady missing on the Appalachian Trail — took place on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, according to John MacDonald of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries A search team comprised of Maine Game Wardens, Maine State Police, US Border Patrol, Franklin County Search and Rescue, and […]

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Gerry Largay Searcher: “She’s not there.”

Geraldine "Inchworm" Largay's last known photograph ~~ Picture courtesy of Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association

A group of individuals affiliated with the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association (ALDHA) gathered in Maine on May 28, 2014, to informally search for a few days, once again, for missing Appalachian Trail (AT) hiker, Geraldine “Gerry” Largay. Gerry, as she was known to friends, used the Trail name “Inchworm” to identify with the slow, steady pace […]

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$8,000+ Spent to Rescue Unprepared “Hikers”

Camping in the snow isn't cool. ~ https://contest.thesca.org/snow2012/snow-bathing-self-portrait

Remember the story about the trio of “hikers” from Gaffney, South Carolina, who foolishly ventured into near-blizzard conditions along the Appalachian Trail on January 2, 2014, from their starting point at Fontana Dam in North Carolina? Click Here for Background Story In an episode that is more reminiscent of a Saturday Night Live skit or a […]

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