Originally Posted By EMT Dave
Even so, there are plenty of hikers on the trail.
But...she was lost 26 days and near the trail before dying? Something is really wrong here.

She was found near the trail, why did no searcher (let alone an ordinary hiker) see/hear her?

I have never hiked in Maine but I have hiked in Michigan a lot and it is very easy to be within 200 ft of the trail and not be able to see or hear someone else on the trail