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

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WE MADE IT !!!!!!

Hi All,
 Reached summit of Mt. Katahdin at 10:45 am, Tues Aug 10th. Thanks Pamela, Ollie and Elise for joining me!  Got home 12:30 last night , will talk more later.
                                                                                                           Thanks so much to All,
                                                                                                            Ponytail Dave


  1. Congrats Ponytail! Looks like it was a fine day to summit as well.

    -- Monkeywrench

  2. Congratulations - I've followed your blog the entire trip!--such awesome pictures--you should be very proud of yourself!!--
    Roberta (Brian Harder's mom)

  3. Most excellent job PTD!!!!! Congratulations! You are da man!!!
    John & June

    PS Love the shirt!

  4. Congratulations Ponytail Dave! Met you in the Imp shelter while we were sectional hiking in the Whites. Great accomplishment and for a good cause! Hope to...