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

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Friday 8/6

Actaully yesterday at the end of the day Ponytail reached 2,100 miles. He can't believe he has walked all these miles already. Says some days it doesn't seem like 4 + months that he has been on the trail and other days, well, we won't talk about those. He says it wasn't easy!

Off and over Hay mnt, White Cap mnt, Little Boardman mnt. several ponds and streams.

It was still warm but he could fell the air changing. Weekend to be less humid so he was told.

Toward the end of day once he set up camp at the Antlers Campsites, he could see a perfect full rainbow off in the distance. It was glowing off of the Lower Jo Mary Lake. Deep colors. Couldn't figure out the camera to do a panoramic view but he did manage to take some pics of it from both sides. Says he could see the beginning and the end over the lake. Truly magnificent! What a great thing to see at the end of a long day.

26.8 mile TODAY       51.9 more mile to go!!!!!!!

no picnic tables or rocks so the ground had to do for cooking dinner

home sweet home for the night

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