67-Year-Old Appalachian Trail Hiker Missing For 3-Weeks Was Last Seen in Killington, VT

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Robert Kerker, 67.

The Vermont State Police is looking for a missing 67-year-old man who was last seen on July 9, 2023, at the Inn at Long Trail in Killington. Robert Kerker was reported overdue by his family to the National Park Service on July 24, 2023.

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, weighs 150 pounds, and has short white hair and a beard. He goes by the trail name of “Steady Eddie.” A photograph of him hiking as he crossed into Vermont on the Appalachian Trail is attached.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Vermont State Police barracks in Rutland at 802-773-9101.

Robert Kerker was last seen at the Inn at Long Trail in Killington, VT.
Trail name ‘Steady Eddie’.

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