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

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sunday 6/6

PTD packed up all his things that he had laid out drying in our hotel room and put them all back in his pack. He will be heading out today.

Ponytail weighed himself this morning. Shorts, socks and a tee he weighs

170lbs. He has gained a few pounds between his sisters visit and ours. Good, he was down to about 165 from 193.

We went and picked up the Flying Scotsman down the road this morning and took him to the trail head too.

Hot and humid still. No drizzle but threatening skies. Forecast to be nice and cool after t-storms today.

My mom and I walked them across the Goodloe Bryon Memorial Footbridge. It crosses the Potomac river just before it meets the Shenandoah River. We all crossed the bridge from WV to MD.

We all said our goodbyes and off they went after using some of Ben's Bug Spray.  Nice visit!

They will stay at the Dahlgren Back Pack Campground tonight. Being about 17.4 mile day. This campground is free from the state of MD.

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