Missing hiker found dead last year kept journal of ordeal

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An Appalachian Trail hiker whose remains were discovered last year survived at least 26 days after getting lost, kept a journal of her ordeal and ultimately resigned herself to the idea she was going to die and it could be years before her remains were located, according to investigatory documents.
Geraldine Largay, who was from Brentwood, Tennessee, hiked to higher ground in a failed attempt to get a cellphone signal, and text messages sent to her husband went undelivered, the documents show.
“When you find my body, please call my husband George … and my daughter Kerry,” Largay, who was 66 years old, wrote in a page that was torn out of her journal. “It will be the greatest kindness for them to know that I am dead where you found me — no matter how many years from now.”
The Maine Warden Service on Wednesday released more than

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