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, February 17, 2010

More fundraising help

 Hi All,
The Courier, a local newspaper here in Littleton area put a very nice article on the front page of this weeks paper regarding my fundraising hike,very greatful for the help spreading the word, Kayti did a great job writing it!

Also had supper with Bruce(Featherfoot) and his wife Sondra Mon. nite, Bruce thru hiked last year and is getting ready to relocate to NH permanantly from NJ. Great hearing more stories about the trail. Looking forward to seeing them again (good people).

Last but not least here is a picture of the reaction I got from my nephew Shaun and his friend when I told them I planned on hiking 2170+ miles this summer.

Talk later,

1 comment:

  1. Hi Smitty,
    The guys at would like to sponsor you on your hike with free StickPic replacements during your 2010 AT thru hike.

    If you loose or break (we doubt this) your StickPic or replace your trekking poles along the way, we will replace it at your next mail drop.

    Simply contact us at any time during your hike.

    Happy trails,

    aka SierraShade
    TheStickPic inventor