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

Wednesday 7/7 – When will the heat wave end?

Dropped Dave back off on Rte 9 in Bennington, VT so he could start his journey for the day. We had a really nice visit together. He is getting closer and closer to home everyday he hikes, so that means more visits.

He went up and over Glastenbury Mnt and climbed the Fire tower while he was up there. There would have been views but due to the haze not much to see..

Stayed at the Story Spring Shelter w/Inferno, Chewy, Moose & Tether Ball.

Another extremely hot day. – He did 19 miles today

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