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

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday 5/20

50 days Ponytail has been on the trail. He loves it and wouldn’t trade it.

He says he was out bright and early today. Already by 9am he had done almost 4 miles. There was a delightful smell after the rain. He thinks it is honeysuckle.

Dave has now entered the Blue Ridge Parkway. The AT runs parallel to the Parkway.

Pretty sites at Montvale Overlook. He was there about 3ish.

PTD saw Air force One today. Said it was pretty cool! He ran into a park ranger and he confirmed it was Air force One.

He did run into some trail magic today. It was from Footnote & the Mrs. He got hard boiled eggs, pound cake, fresh strawberries, fresh carrots and broccoli, mountain dew and fresh water. This was fantastic. He says this helped his afternoon tremendously.

He will stay at the Cove Mnt Shelter tonight.

24.9 miles today and he feels great to be putting on the miles.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous22/5/10

    Wow, i guess he has gotten some trail magic. Dave is getting pretty lucky. I wish i was hiking with him. Im glad Pony Tail Dave is keeping dry and is getting wondeful weather.
    LHS Student(T.R.H)