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

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Monday – 6/7

When PTD started out on the trail today it was cloudy, a few sprinkles and comfortable. Not humid and no threatening skies like the past few days.

He traveled through the Washington Monument state park. He got to see the 1st monument built for George Washington. It is bottle shaped. Lot smaller than the one in DC but still a good size.

He sat upon a rocky ledge and had lunch. He could see mountains on one side and farm lands on the others. Said it was cool because of the way the clouds were.

At about 6pm PTD crossed the Mason Dixon line from MD into PA. PTD Is in PA!!!

He has now completed GA, NC, TN, VA, WV, & MD -- 6 states down

PTD still has PA, NJ, NY, CT, MA, VT, NH, ME to go ---8 states still to go

PTD is excited to be having lunch w/some friends from NH that live near the Caladonia State Park in Fayetteville, Pa.  We work w/Linda & Gary at the Bretton Woods Ski Area.  Very nice people.

Dave is staying at Deer Lick Shelter tonight – 28.4 miles today on the AT

1 comment:

  1. Hey PT, you're done hiking the Appa-latch-un Trail and back home on the Appa-lay-chun Trail! Congratulations.

    Man, you're flying.