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 9, 2010

Thursday 7/8

Today Ponytail went over Stratton Mnt. He went up the Fire tower too. He also went swimming in Stratton Pond w/Sticks and Absence. Good to hear he took a little escape from the heat.

He got some trail magic today. Someone was kind enough to leave some ginger ales in the shade along the crossing near Rte 11. Thank you. Much appreciated.

He stayed the night at the Bromely Shelter. They have tent platforms.

23.1 miles today again in the heat, said maybe tomorrow a tad cooler. HOPEFULLY!

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