CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Maine game wardens plan another smaller search in the area of Sugarloaf Mountain for the body of missing hiker Gerry Largay.
The experienced hiker from Tennessee disappeared without a trace last month while on the Appalachian trail. It has been a baffling mystery for searchers and Largay's friends and family.
Wardens say it is a rare occurrence when they don't find the person they are looking for or recover a body.
"Its frustrating. It tells me we haven't been searching in the right areas. Obviously we're in the right area, but we're not in the right areas. She probably has everything with her in a very small isolated area and we have to find that one hole and get the right team in there", said Lt. Kevin Adam of the Maine Warden Service.
This is now a recovery effort as searches will head back to the trail this week in hopes of finding Gerry Largay's body. The last large and intense search effort for her was back on Sunday August 4th. Since that time game wardens have conducted 2 smaller searches, confined to specific areas on and around the Appalachian Trail. Using cadaver dogs wardens plan to do another smaller search in the next few days.