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 13, 2010

Thursday 5/13

Ponytail is going back out on the trail. Still not 100% but going back out. He may only go 7 miles to the Rice Field Shelter. He will know if he can go further once he is out there. He is hoping to walk off this bug.

PTD also had the pleasure of meeting Caribou’s parents. Very nice. They are taking him and several other hikers up to DC for a field trip. They all had breakfast together today. Thank you Martin & Gayle for his  breakfast sandwich. Caribou will return to this spot in a few days to get back on w/his journey.

Will write more about today on tomorrow’s blog. Just wanted everyone to know he is back on the trail.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous15/5/10

    Hope you feel better and start those high milage days again so you can catch up to your friend.