Georgia to Maine - - Please join me from start (4/1) to finish (8/10) - 132 days!!!!!

Bethlehem, NH
I have completed my thru-hike of the AT from Georgia to Maine; I started 4/1 and completed 8/10/10. I decided to do this thru-hike in memory of my brother Michael and in turn decided to turn it into a fundraiser. All money raised went to the Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country which gives year-round opportunities in sports and recreation to people with physical or developmental disabilities. My wife Pam and I got involved with this program because it allows us to help people with disabilities enjoy the outdoors like we do and my brother Michael did. Michael was born mentally challenged, and he loved to visit us in the North Country of NH and go hiking. He also loved the outdoors and did many other sports. So, to help others do this and other outdoor activities is a TRIBUTE to him, and an HONOR to us. Many of you have helped me along my journey and donated (follow donation link) directly to a secure website. All donations have gone and WILL CONTINUE to go to ASPNC – nonprofit org to help assist others to hike, ski, kayak, snow shoe..etc… Thank you all in advance for your kindness & generosity, Dave & Pam Smith

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our friends,

I spent christmas day working and skiing at Bretton Woods with my best friend! (PAMMY)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

road trip!

Hi All,
Pam & I are going to Pa. to visit with my family. We are also meeting with Sherri, a reporter  from the Times Leader, a newspaper in the town where I grew up to interview us for an article on my hike and fundraiser. I am going for as much exposure as I can get for my fundraising.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Thanks to Bob Young and Family.
Thanks to Ken & Nancy we really appreciate your donation.
Dave & Pam

Saturday, December 12, 2009

More thank you's

Thank you Susie, Luv ya.
Thanks also to Bill Powers from Heritage Propane for your donation.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Thanks Paul, was on line updating blog when your donation came in!


Hi all,
 I just want to say thanks to some friends. First to Ted & Laura, Steve & Jane, Jill & Mark, and Anne & Scott,  thank you for your donations. To my inlaws Skip & Chris who are going to pick me up at the airport in Florida, put me up for a few days, then drive me to the trailhead in GA. and see me off on my hike. To my friend Ted for his input on my blog and first giving page. Also, thank you to all who are helping to spread the word on my fund-raising hike.
 It is so inspiring to see there are so many caring people.  I am so greatful to be able to call them my friends.
You guys are great,

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bella and her classmates

   Sunday, Pam and I had the pleasure of taking Bella on a birthday hike with some of her classmates
at The Rocks Estates in Bethlehem, NH

We were accompanied by Mike and Emily, Bella's family and friends.  We all went to the fire pit after the hike for smores and presents.  We can't wait for a chance to hike with Bella again.  Thanks Bella for a great afternoon.   Dave and Pam

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The map books are in!!!!!!

I just received my set of 2010 map books for the Appalachian Trail. Now the detailed planning begins. I need to have all my mail drops somewhat established and approx. dates I will be at certain spots so that Pam can send me my supplies.

Less than 4 months and counting.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Winter Hiking in N.H. has begun 11/29/09

Pam and I did a short hike to Mt Willard in Crawford's Notch today.  The snow was 15"+ and lots of limbs and full size trees down on the trail.  Made hot coco at the top w/my new alcohol stove.  My wife loved it.  Beautiful sunny day.  Great hike.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

THANKS !!!!!

I just wanted to send a special thanks to my sister Sue for the very generous donation to cover my expences to get to the trailhead in Georgia.I have my flight booked and my inlaws Skip and Chris are going to drop me at Spinger Mtn. April 1st 2010. YAHOO cant wait. talk to everyone soon. Dave

Friday, October 23, 2009

Top of Zealand

10/17 -We did the entire Mt Hale loop. 9 miles.

Mt Hale 4,000 footer

Saturday 10/17 - Beautiful Sunny day on top of Mt Hale w/my wife Pam.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Snow in the Whites early

Here it is only October 14th and we have about 1 1/2" of fresh snow in our backyard. Weatherman says to melt by end of day. More to come (at least in the next few day)