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, May 24, 2010

Friday 5/21

No rain today. Yeah! PTD passed a super nice swimming hole at Jennings Creek but it was before 8am so didn’t feel much like swimming., Later in the day he came across Orchard Falls. Nice Waterfall especially because of the rains. On top of Apple Orchard Mountain you go under what they call “the Guillotine” large boulder stuck over the trail between rock formations. Some good ups and downs the last few days. This mountain(4,225) is also the last highest point Ponytail will go over till Mnt Moosilauke in NH. He saw some more deer today. Deer seem to be getting closer and no so afraid of hikers.

Stayed at the Thunder Hill Shelter which sleeps 6. Water source is still running. Late summer it tends to dry up. He was w/ Jimmy the Flying Scotsmen again today. Haven’t seen 2 Rings in awhile. Thinks he is still behind him. Today did 17.2 miles

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