appalachian trail

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Documents show a Tennessee woman who died after losing her way while hiking the Appalachian Trail survived at least 26 days after getting lost.

During that time, her texts went undelivered because of poor cell reception.

The Boston Globe reports Geraldine Largay kept a journal in which she acknowledged that she expected to die in the Maine woods and that it might be years before her remains were found.

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — National Park rangers were trying to rescue an Appalachian Trail hiker in trouble in 4-5 foot snowdrifts left by Superstorm Sandy Friday.

Two rangers were searching on foot Friday morning, looking for the man in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

A park spokeswoman says the hiker used his cell phone to call 911 Thursday afternoon. He spoke to dispatchers again Friday morning and said he was hunkering down at his location and might not be able to hike out.