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, May 12, 2010

Monday 5/10

PTD called this morning at 8:45 to tell me how cold it was. 39 degrees. I said ha we have you beat. 29 here in Bethlehem.

He ate his pop tart w/some grape jelly for breakfast and pushed out. He wanted to get moving so he could stay warm. Guess I don't blame him.

He is still not feeling 100%. Allergies? Cold or maybe Flu? But he keeps pushing.

Ponytail called again at 11:15. He already had done 7 1/4 miles in about 2 1/2hrs. Guess he was moving fast. he must have been jogging.

At 3pm he called(must be a good reception day) to say he hit 600 miles today on top of Brushy Mountain. That is 100 miles in a about 5 days.

He will stay at Wapiti Shelter - another 24 miles today on the trail. Shelter sleeps 8. His friend Ichabod was there tonight w/him.

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