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, August 6, 2010

Tuesday – 8/3 – Day 125

PTD missed it! The moose swimming in the pond. I guess Tetherball and Moose got to see him. They had gone down to the pond early because they heard there was one there the day before. As soon as they saw it Moose wanted to go wake Ponytail but didn’t’ know if she should. They decided to let him sleep. He could really use his rest. 

His boots and clothes were damp from the night before. On they go and off he goes. They only got wetter as the morning went on because of how wet the grass was from the rain the night before.

Into Monson(close to Hebron Lake) by 2pm. He stayed at Shaw’s Lodging. Nice and comfy.

Went out to lunch, did laundry, met up w/some friends, got his care packages in the mail. He needed to resupply before the 100 Mile Wilderness (no stores).

Bruce (Feather foot – thru-hiker class 2009) drove all the way to Monson to see Ponytail. Bruce had just come up from NJ to NH the day before. Now he traveled 6 hrs just to see Dave. How very nice! THANKS BRUCE!  It was a surprise to boot. PTD didn’t know he was coming. They got to go out and have some beers at a local pub. Bruce got to meet PTD’s hiker friends too. They all shared stories about their trail experiences. Bruce fit right in since he too hiked the same trail just last year. They all had a good time.

17.9 miles today 114.6 left 2,063.7 traveled to date on foot!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations!! You Da Man!! See you for the party!!