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

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

ski for light

Hi All,

Just a quick note, departure date comming fast, slightly nervous, hope preparations are complete.
This past weekend Pam and I spent both days X-Country skiing with a group of blind people visiting NH with the Ski For Light Foundation. We had some extra  training on guiding blind skiers, and then off we went!
Sunday we even had a dog who would pull the skier with a harness,(got a good workout attempting to keep up with that dog!!!!

Pam had a great time doing some guiding also!!
Thanks so much to all participants from the group for a great weekend.
We enjoyed your enthusiasim, and great conversation.
Dave & Pam
ps Hope to see everyone at the Village 3/26/10 after 7pm

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