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, January 9, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to All,
 Where does time go, one minute I'm on the trip of a lifetime hiking the AT, next it's Jan 2011, WOW.
Been very busy at work,and taking training clinics inside and on mountain, to prepare to help with the winter part of the ASPNC, there is alot to learn to be involved in the winter skiing part of the program. Cannon is a great mountain, and Feb 12th is our first fundraiser of 2011, Pirates of the High Skis.
It takes alot to keep this program running and we need all the help we can get, as usual anything anyone can spare will help,even if it's just coming to Cannon Mountain on the 12th and helping out.
Hope to see everyone out enjoying the outdoors this winter.
Hope you all have a great year,
Ponytail Dave
Ps please check out our new website, the link is still on the blog.

1 comment:

  1. Dave,

    I live in Sugar Hill and did the AT 29 years ago. I still have those feelings of missing living in the woods. I built a lean-to in my yard to get my fix now and then. It always stays with you.

    InchingIrishman AT class of 1982