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 8, 2010


Hi All,
Just a quick note from on the trail. I left Hiawasee Tues morning and in two days hiked 37 miles into Franklin North  Carolina .  Today was a 20 mile day most of it in steady rain. Saw nothing but clouds. Well computer is very slow and there are people waiting.

Talk Later
Hike Safe


  1. You hiked quite a few miles in the rain--hope all is well --is my son Brian still with you--hope everyone is healthy--and the weather turns your way=--stay safe and healthy--!

  2. We are waiting for you to sign your posts with your TRAIL NAME!

  3. Is the Baptist(?) church in Franklin still serving breakfast to thru-hikers? I had a great meal there. Take advantage of it if you can! Oh, and look for my signature on the wall.

  4. We are following the Google Newsfeed for articles about the AT. We found this one man that is hiking the AT for 2,175 miles from Harpers Ferry South towards Gainesville in his flip flops. Crazy! You may pass him on the trail! The article is here:

  5. Anonymous9/4/10

    Hey Dave, You're doing great. Just to let you know..We were in Wesser NC on the 12th. We're with you all the way. HAPPY HIKING Sue & Dick AT '89&'98