Geraldine Largay is an Appalachian Trail hiker that was last seen on July 21st. She was supposed to meet up with her husband on July 23rd 2013, but failed to do so. The missing AT hiker’s husband was following her progress via text messaging and dropping off supplies to assist her in the hike.
The Maine game wardens had recently scaled back their search efforts after a thorough grid search did not locate any clues to the missing hiker’s whereabouts.
While the search for Geraldine Largay continues, her family has now returned to their home in Tennessee.
The Maine wardens had requested more experienced search and rescue volunteers due to the rugged terrain that they believed they had the best opportunity to locate the missing AT hiker. Their search efforts have been focused on areas where they believe they have the highest likelihood of finding Geraldine Largay. Rescue teams are currently searching the Barnjum area, Mount Abram TWP, which has the best access to the Appalachian Trail.
The Maine wardens are continuing the search on foot and are utilizing trained canine teams.
Geraldine Largay is 66-years-old. She had already completed roughly 950 miles of the Appalachian Trail.
Geraldine Largay’s family will hold a memorial service in Atlanta this October. Her husband George said that Geraldine prepared for her hike months in advance and that if she has died; she was doing something that she loved to do.
The Maine wardens will continue to search for the missing Appalachian Trail hiker and are still looking for leads from hikers or others who may have information about Geraldine Largay.
If anyone has any information, they should contact the Public Safety Dispatch Center Augusta at (207) 624-7076 or 1-800-452-4664 (Maine only).