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

Friday, July 30, 2010

Thursday 7/29

PTD was out and early again today.  He goes to bed by 7:30 most nights so that is why he is up early.

Clear day but windy. Traveled over lots of ups and downs today. Some rough terrain.

Today he crossed Rte 4 in Rangeley, Maine. Climbed Saddleback Mountain (4,120) and was at “the Horn” about 3:30. He was heading to the Redington Stream Campsite to get more water before pushing on to the Poplar Ridge Lean to.

Says when he was on “the Horn” he said he could see this mountain standing alone in the very far far distance. Could it be “the great one” Kathadin.

Stayed at the Poplar Ridge Lean to

20.1 miles today

Top of Saddleback Mountain
View of "the Horn"

1 comment:

  1. Withu Inspirit31/7/10

    am always amazed at the views from ptd pictures
    and omg!! he has like 8 more mountains to cross..seems like they zig-zaged the trail to hit everyone they could find in Maine!!its also pretty cool to think that he is just east of Canada now...hope he doesnt make a wrong left turn!! its wonderful that he has gone this far and is wrapping up his AT adventure!!!happy thoughts out to him for his final miles..lots of luv!!!