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

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wed 4/28 (part 1)

Ponytail Dave hit the 400 MILE mark today at 8:15am

SUPER JOB!!!  So very proud!

We should be able to talk tonight so I will get the scoop on Tuesday and Wed completely.  I know he is stll cold and wet when we spoke this morning.  Weather is to break soon.


  1. Withu Inspirit28/4/10

    at 8:15 this morning I was havin tea and readin the paper, you were breakin 400!! omigosh. PTD you are doin soooo great to be able to mentally-take this challenge on-you are truly my new hero...have a good nites rest..lots of luv and dry, happy thoughts to ya!!:-}

  2. Anonymous30/4/10

    All your blog are belong to us. You cant even triforce.

  3. Anonymous30/4/10

    Pony Tail Dave we just read your postcard at LHS, good to know you are thinking of us! HAve a great hike!

  4. Anonymous30/4/10

    nice 400 miles....just another 1800 to go. Glad to here PTD is doin good. Hope he can make it all the way through

    LHS student

  5. Anonymous30/4/10

    We are from LHS. We are glad taht he finally made the 400 mile point. He is a wonderful inspiration to us all :) Thanks so much for showing us we can do anything!