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

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Quick note from Ponytail in PA

Hi All,

I'm in Pa. at my sisters talking 2 zeros and resting my foot,in the pool a beer or two and some good food.

Thanks to Karen, Robbi & Tammy for everything. Got to spend some time with my nephews Gage and Braylon. Also, great to see my mom and uncle Bobby and thanks to you both for the gifts. This will come in handy on the next part of my trip.

Pa was a very tough section, but it only made me tougher!  Glad to be done w/Rocksylvania.

As of Sunday morning I will be entering into NJ (my 8th state)and then in no time on to New England. I look forward to seeing more of you as I get closer to home.

I also continue to be amazed at the generosity of people all along the trail. Always someone there when you need a hand.

I would like to send out a big hello and thank you to everyone at Blue Cross and Blue Shield you guys are an awesome support group. I get a mental beating from the trail once and a while and people like you bring my spirits right back up.

One more thank you to all my blog readers and other supports.  I just want to say a quick hello and thanks to everone for all their support, almost 1300 miles down, more than half way home.

Can't wait to get to NH and see more of my friends on the trail.
Well back to hiking!
Talk later and hike safe,

Ponytail Dave


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