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

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Off Again

Hi All,
Had a great breakfast with my Mom, brother Paul and niece Jessica.
Thay are now going to drive me to Winding Stair Gap and I'm off to Wayah shelter 11 miles.
Then Sunday 17 miles or so to the NOC where I'll grab some supplies and be off again in the am.
Again thank you all for the great comments and support it means alot when I get a chance to read them.

Talk soon,
Hike Safe
Dave/ Smitty

ps Allen I keep remembering home is where I hang my food bag , thanks so much for inspiration and donation.

1 comment:

  1. Withu Inspirit10/4/10

    its great you got to see paul jess and mommy.
    hearing about all the motel to and from trail...are you really hiking the trail????or is it a conspiracy and your really camping in your back yard!?!? he he he
    ..hope your feet are feelin better
    use a favorite marathon montra..slow but steady finishes the race..lots of luv..