This Missing Appalachian Trail Hiker Stumped Authorities Until They Found Her Journal

What’s the longest amount of time that you’ve gone without your cell phone or computer? Most people can’t imagine giving up these modern technologies for a day… let alone seven months! Yet, plenty of intrepid adventurers do just that every year when they set out to hike the Appalachian Trail.

This is the story of Geraldine Largay, a 66-year-old AT hiker who went missing for over two years. Her journal is a lasting reminder of her legacy of love and light.

Keep reading to find out just what happened when Geraldine Largay set out on the trip of a lifetime!


#12 Geraldine Largay


Geraldine Largay was a 66-year-old woman who was determined to make the most out of each day of her life. She fiercely loved her husband and adult child, and was an active member of her community. Yet, she was highly prone to anxiety and afraid of being alone. Despite all of this, she was never one to back down from an adventure.