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

Monday, April 5, 2010

Day 4 & 5

Hi All,

Sunday Easter dinner was near Neels Gap, Turned out to be 4 hot dogs w/sauerkraut, baked beans, chili, hard boiled Easter eggs and there was a lady from PA that had Butterscotch Tasty Cakes. He says those are the best! (did not say if he was at a restaurant or if this was some trail magic).. Guess he was really hungry. Approx 14 miles today.

A special Thank you to Squirrel at the Outfitter for helping adjust his pack. Fits much better now.

Monday -  2:30pm  Dave was near Unico Gap (9 miles east of Helen, GA) and on  his way to sleep near Tray Mountain Shelter for the night.  He says it is brutally hot (80+) and no breeze.  He is hiking w/DC Dick today.  He will do about 15 miles today. Still only 2 -5 minute conversations with him. Hard to get everything out of him in that short time.  I will try harder for next post. 

Talk later,




  1. Dave I've changed my mind, please come back to work. Ken :)

  2. Anonymous6/4/10


  3. Withu Inspirit6/4/10

    thinking of you both everyday and wishing ya'll the best... were roasting marshmallows at pauls new place last nite, wondering if david was doing the same while he was camping out!!!