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 29, 2010

Tuesday 6/29 - Day 90 on the trail

5:15AM breaking down his tent in a light mist. 5:30 hitting the trail. He wants an early start on the heat.

Ponytail needed to take a 3 mile detour on a hot paved road due to an AT bridge being worked on. Not something he wanted to do in the bright sun, but he did.

Did 17 miles in 7 hrs. Our Friends Phil, Amanda and Brian picked him up in Salisbury, CT about 12:45.  They went immediately to McDonald's....lots of quarter pounders w/cheese. and pickles.

They are all going to spend the night at our friend Jerry's house close by. Thank you Jerry for letting them all use your house while you are away.

Phil had everything. Of course he would , he is Phil. Steaks, beers, olives, brussel sprouts, potatoes,asparagus... PTD should gain a pound or 2 within the next day.

So, to date on the trail - 1,489.3 miles and 689 more to go

1 comment:

  1. Road walks suck, but those little detour signs with white blazes on them sure were cool!

    -- Monkeywrench