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

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday 4/22

PTD called today to let me know that he was sitting thinking about me while sitting taking a break on a rock on the top of Whiteface Cliff.  We often do this together when we hike.  Sit ande ponder at the views.

He is on his way to Jerry Cabin Shelter which is locate in Madison, NC. They are predicting thunderstorms the next few days but he said you wouldn’t know it right now. Warm, sunny, puffy clouds.

He found out that another hiker Brian was leaving the trail and going back to CO. Brian will be missed. They will stay in touch.

Jerry Cabin Shelter - says maybe he will sleep in his tent tonight

1 comment:

  1. Withu Inspirit22/4/10

    Is that a typical shelter? guess if its raining, its the Ritz! could'nt find him on the long as he knows where he's at!PTD-hope you stay as dry as ya can. Jere and I got our backpack weighted up with cases of selzter and were walkin round the block, gettin strange looks from the neighbors..practising for VA..stay strong-luv ya..sending happy...dry thoughts!!