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

Monday, August 23, 2010

Saturday 8/7

6:30AM UP AND HIKING. Cool morning about 45 out. Very cool sunrise.

Right off the bat Ponytail saw a family of otters and a moose taking a morning swim. He got her picuture as she was running out of the water.

1:30 he was at Nesuntabunt Mnt – he could see Katahdin. Beautiful crisp clear view. It is massive! Just stands out from all the other mountains. Just to imagine a few more days and I would be there on the top. Amazing! He knows that I only have 36 more miles to go.

Stayed at the edge of Rainbow Lake. It is his last night alone. No one else camping w/him. Time to reflect.

Hiked 26.3 miles today

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