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 27, 2010

Tuesday 5/25

Gues what everyone? It is raining. Oh and did I mention that PTD says this last week was rainy and lot of steep ups and downs.

PTD passed the Priest Shelter which is named for the massif dominating area. By the Tye River part of the AT was relocated in 2008. It now passes 2 mountain laurel thickets and remnants of long abandoned farms. Neat to see. Went up and over Three Ridges Wilderness too.

Ponytail stayed at Maupin Field Shelter – built in 1960 sleeps about 6 w/ High Tower, Flying Scotsmen and Nobody. There were also some day hikers there. 18.3 miles was the total for today.

One of the day hikers gave me their phone # and said when you get to the trail head in Waynesboro call me and I will give you a ride to town. AWESOME! PTD thinks he will take him up on this.

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