The Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association (ALDHA) has organized a group of about 18 experienced hikers to search for Geraldine "Inchworm" Largay, who mysteriously disappeared while on the Appalachian Trail (AT) in Maine in July of 2013.
Inchworm, at the time of her disappearance, was 66 years old and a highly experienced hiker who lived in Brentwood, TN, with her husband, George.
As a kind-hearted and caring lover of the outdoors, you might want to join this mission. ALDHA appreciates all those who are concerned for Inchworm's plight.
Only skilled, trained searchers will be on this ALDHA mission, however. They must be in top physical condition, have their own gear and have the time to spend several days on this search in the wilderness of Maine, without getting lost or injured themselves.
The plan is to meet up on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 and hike in the Lone Mountain area in Franklin County, Maine, northeast of Rangeley.
Your prayers are welcomed for the best possible outcome.
We have posted several stories about the lady known to her friends as "Gerry." Hikers knew her as "Inchworm," as she inched her way northward on the Appalachian Trail. She was an experienced hiker, aided on her trip by her husband who resupplied her along the way by car.
One day Inchworm disappeared from the Trail. Exceptionally experienced searchers looked for her in all the usual spots at first. Then they looked where she shouldn't be. There was, however, no trace of Inchworm and not enough clues to solve the mystery.
The news of Gerry's disappearance was spread by all available media, including a program about Maine's Warden Service on Animal Planet.
Inchworm vanished from the AT, whether by accident or an unknown tragedy, but she has not vanished from the hearts of her fellow hikers.
We don't forget folks lost on the Trail.
Organizer Mike Wingeart says there is still some snow in the region where the hike will take place. This will not be a simple jaunt into the woods. Mike did tell me, "Hopefully, we'll get some closure."
We commend Mike and our friends with ALDHA for their continued efforts to solve the mystery how of Gerry Inchworm Largay could be gone from the Appalachian Trail without a trace.
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