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She Vanished Hiking the Appalachian Trail, Then 2 Years on They Found Her Heartrending Notes

“A trail is a happy promise to the anxious heart that you are going somewhere and are not aimlessly wandering in a circle.” – Novelist Ernest Ingersoll, quoted in “On Trails”

I’ve been thinking a lot about the story in the news of a woman who got lost while hiking the Appalachian Trail. She died after 26 days, zipped up in her sleeping bag in her tent. Despite an extensive search by Maine authorities, the woman, Geraldine Largay, was not found for two years. Her body was finally found at her campsite just 2 miles from the trail.

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