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, April 18, 2010

Thursday 4/15

Hi All,

PTD says he did about 20.5 miles today, up and over Mt Love (6,446') and Clingman's Dome (6,643'). The tourist road to the Dome was closed due a landslide. Yeah! No tourists. He had the mountain to himself. Great feeling to be king he says but no one to take my picture w/the beautiful views behind him.

Says the snow was not knee deep like others had encountered a few weeks before. Now it is only ankle deep and getting sparse.

Dave is spending the night at Mt Collins Shelter. He says he stayed the night again with Mr Vix(from the UK) and 2 Rings(Ian) and Landfill, the others have moved ahead or are behind a bit.

He has reached the 200 mile mark. SUPER JOB PONYTAIL DAVE!


1 comment:

  1. Is he crazy he hiked 20.5 miles?I couldn't do that even if i wanted to. but, i guess for all the views and weatther you got to do what is going to make the hike the best.Right? He walked alone,right?What if something tragic would of happened?NO one would of say Pony Tail Dave. That's upsetting that no one was there to take pictures of him with the beautiful views.but you said"Now it is only ankle deep and getting sparse." What exactly does Sparse mean? Good Luck[: