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

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday 6/2

Today is an uneventful day. Just walked, saw at bear at a road crossing. Did get to have lunch W/the Flying Scotsmen at the Elkwallow Wayside Grill. This place is located where the AT crosses Skyline Drive in Elkwallow Gap. PTD had several BLT's and 2 chocolate milk shakes.

Ponytail traveled about 22.6 miles today to the Terrapin Station Hostel outside of Front Royal, VA. This hostel has a mattress and sheets on the bed. WOW! It is WOW because most hostels have wooden bunks and you provide your own sleeping pad and sleeping bag.

Next few days will be hard. Trying to get to Harpers Ferry in West Virginia by Friday night. That will be 57.2 miles in 2 days. He says he is ready for the challenge.   Then he will have finished Virginia which was 550 miles long.  The longest state. 

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see VA will be behind you soon. Look forward to hiking with you in NH. Hike Safe! :) LHS Students