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

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Monday 8/2

He went to Harrison’s Pierce Camp for breakfast – Thank you Tim, it was very good.

He arrived at the Ferry (a manned canoe that will take you across the Kennebec River). The ferry only runs 4 hrs a day 9-11 and then 2-4 and it only holds 2 people plus the guide. So, you must be there between those times to get a ride or you must wait till the next day. PTD says he arrived early and didn’t need to wait long for a ride.

Kennebec River – (means long quiet water in Indian). This river has strong currents and has very unpredictable water levels due to the releases from the dams upstream. They strongly urge hikers to use the ferry. Ponytail followed a rule! Can you believe it?

Says it was a nice sunny, breezy day. Once over the river, he put the pack on and got a move on. He had some miles to travel. He was at Pleasant Pond Mountain by 2pm.

Went over Moxi Bald and had some nice views but the mountain was too low to see Kathadin. It started to rain on and off as they had predicted late in the afternoon.

He arrived at Moxi Bald Shelter along w/Moose & Tetherball where they will spend the night.

22.8 miles hiked today

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