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

Wednesday - 6/16

Cloudy, damp and spotty showers. Not much to report today. Ponytail is just trying to put on the miles so he can get to the Delaware Water Gap to see his family on Thursday night.

Today he got a pretty cool video of some deer.  Passed one the the original PA shelters that was built in 1940. He also passed an area that is still suffering from heavy metal contamination from the zinc smelting plant in Palmerton. In 1980 the EPA shut down the plant. They have cleaned the area. The mountain is slowly coming back to life.

His foot is still hurting. He will go to the Dr on Friday in Plains, PA.

He camped around Danielsville, Pa on the side of the trail. About 27 miles today.

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