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, May 6, 2010

Monday 5/3

We rested, ate lots (mom sent brownies - THANK YOU MOM), went in the jacuzzi and caught up on events and random things that have been going on for the past month.  Very nice to spend time together.  We both ejoyed it. 

Ponytail really needed another day to put his feet up and let them heal a bit.  0 day today.  Blisters on top of blisters from those high milage days.  I have seen some other hikers feet and Dave's look pretty good in comparison.


  1. Anonymous7/5/10

    Wow looks brutal!

  2. Anonymous7/5/10

    Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence- is the key to unlock our potential.
    ---Winston Churchill

    Jim L

  3. Withu Inspirit8/5/10

    Wow, nice lookin feet?!?!?!
    great news on progress your making!
    your second black toe nail looks exactly like mine after NYCM...left foot?
    "The human body can only do so much, then the heart & spirit must take over"
    Steamtown Marathon quote