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

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday 7/9 --- DAY 100

Ponytail did Bromley Mnt(ski resort), Mad Tom Notch, Styles, Peru and Baker peaks. Said he did have some views. Early in the day he came across Griffith Lake. He was able to dunk his head to cool down a bit.

The suspension bridge was closed for renovations. There was a 3 mile detour OR you could try to cross the Big Branch River. River was more like a stream, so that is the way he went. No extra miles in the heat.

Had to get water from a mucky spring because he had passed several shelters and other water sources that had dried up. In fact the Greenwall Shelter where he stayed last night was dry. He has only 16oz of water to start Sat morning. They say there is a road crossing about 1 mile from he shelter and there is a water source. He SHOULD be able to re-fill there providing it isn't dried up.

PTD did 22.6 miles today     Todate = 1,665.2        Left to go = 513.1

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