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

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.



  1. Anonymous3/12/09

    Hi Darling,

    Looks great. You are learning to blog. Go get'em.



  2. Anonymous3/12/09

    Can't wait to watch your progress along the AT! You are truly an inspiration. Your brother would be so proud of you.
    I'm sure we'll see you before you start to wish you a safe journey! Steve and Jane

  3. Anonymous10/12/09

    Smitty, I'm so proud of you!! I look forward to reading about your adventure. I know the trail goes through NC so if you are coming this way and need a place to rest and warm up, stay at my home we would love to have you! I will be thinking of you!
    Love Jill and family