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 16, 2010

Wednesday – 7/14 Thank You everyone at the CMV in Franconia

Ponytail was up and out of the house early(6:30) to get back on the trail. Our friend Tink gave him a ride back down to the trail head near Hanover. THANK YOU TINKER!!

At the end of the day our friend Ollie went and picked him up at the Lyme/Dorchester Rd in Lyme, NH. PTD came home, showered and we all went off to the Cannon Mountain View for tacos and drinks. w/me, my parents, nephews and Ollie’s family.

Well, we pulled up and the place was crowded as usual. It was Wed night after all. We didn’t think anything of it, until we were almost to the outside entrance and everyone stood up and gave a standing ovation for him. PTD was so surprised. He We never expected that. THANK YOU MOM & DAD for coordinating this. You made Dave feel extra special.

Ponytail got to go around and chat w/friends that he hasn’t seen since March. He really had a great time.

18.1 - Miles traveled today
1,756.1 – Miles to date
422.2 Miles left

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