Appalachian Trail hiker missing

Goes by trailname of “Steady Eddie”

The Vermont State Police is looking for a missing 67-year-old man who was last seen on July 9, at the Inn at Long Trail in Killington.

Robert Kerker was reported overdue by his family to the National Park Service on July 24. The Vermont State Police was contacted on the evening of July 24th to assist with locating Kerker.

Kerker is hiking the northern half of the Appalachian Trail, and his intended direction of travel was north on the Appalachian Trail. He was checking in with family weekly, which he has not done since July 9th.

Robert Kerker is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds, and has short white hair and a beard. He goes by the trail name of “Steady Eddie.” Anyone with information is asked to call the Vermont State Police barracks in Rutland at 802-773-9101.

Categories: Outdoors

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  1. There’s an important piece of this story missing. He was last seen the day before catastrophic flooding in the region, was checking in weekly, yet just shy of two weeks passed before he was reported missing. What happened at the first week’s check-in? Did he do so and the reporter dropped the ball by failing to mention this, or did the check-in recipient(s) drop the ball and fail to report him missing after a high risk of him encountering harm?