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 12, 2010

Saturday 4/10

Dave says he had a super breakfast w/his brother, niece and mom. They were there around 7:30am.  Very nice to see family after 10 days on the trail. They dropped him off at Winding Stair Gap. He ended up hiking 16 miles today to the Burningtown Gap (another beautiful day for hiking) where he met 2 hikers that were hiking for the week. They were setting up their tents on a grassy knoll because ahead at the Cold Mnt Shelter/tenting they were all full w/other hikers. He says he sat up for awhile w/the 2 guys and swapped stories before going to bed.

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