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

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Tuesday 4/27

He finally got service. I was relieved to hear from him. I know he won’t always have service but w/the bad weather in the southern states I was curious as to where he was. Thought maybe his cell phone got drenched and so he couldn't’t call. That was not the case. Just no service the past 2 days.

Today he said already by noon that his rain fly came off the pack. He did not know it had come off.  He found out when he stopped to rest in a shelter. Good thing he had his sleeping bag in a dry bag within his pack. His long johns, shirt and a pair of socks were also dry. He said another tough weather day. He is at 397 miles to date and stying at the Mountaineer Shelter. Sleeps 14.

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