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Details Released Of Hiker's Time Before Death

Posted at 11:03 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 20:57:26-04

A report released this week by the State of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Bureau revealed new details about the final days of hiker and Brentwood native, Geraldine Largay’s life.

Largay went hiking on the Appalachian Trail in 2013 and never returned.

Her remains were discovered last year, and according to newly released documents, Largay survived at least 26-days after getting lost.

That's according to the journal Largay kept of her ordeal.  In one torn page from the journal, she wrote:

"when you find my body, please call my husband and daughter. 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 report also revealed that Largary tried to text her message multiple times for help but the messages never sent through due to poor cell service.

"Lost since yesterday. Off trail three or four miles. Call police for what to do pls. Xox," she said in a text intended for her husband on July 23, 2012, just a day after she had gotten lost in the deep woods of Maine.

The 66-year old's remains were found last October and the report says her sleeping bag likely kept dogs from being able to pick up her scent.

Largay's husband George said the Appalachian Trail journey was on his wife's bucket list.

To read the full report, click here.