You’ve Got Mail!

You’ve Got Mail!

Lots of people are asking us, “can I/we send you something on the trail?” The answer is, yes you can, pleaseandthankyou!! We (translation, I) carefully laid out specific towns where we will plan to pick up packages versus towns where we shop and resupply at the local grocer. Here are some guidelines if you plan to send us anything on the trail.

* Let us know if you mail us something. The post offices get a lot of mail for thru hikers and sometimes they will ask how many packages we are expecting and the size to help them weed through.
* Think light, or something we will eat quickly
* Double bag any home-baked goodies … the post offices are not free of critters (just like the shelters!)
* Please don’t send us empty candy wrappers or empty coke bottles. We will only send our dirty socks back to you.
* I will update our approximate arrival date as we go along (my very conservative estimates had us finishing Jan. 10 – YIKES!), but pay attention also to our mileage and how close we are to different mail drops
* Address the packages as follows
FOR THE POST OFFICES
Justin or Patrice 
General Delivery
City/State/Zip Code
Please hold for SoBo Thru Hiker
ETA (if you have that info)
FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE POST OFFICES
Justin or Patrice
c/o Business Name
City/State/Zip Code
Please hold for SoBo Thru Hiker
ETA (if you have that info)
TYPE OF RESUPPLY

LOCATION/ADDRESS

MILE

MILES FROM LAST RESUPPLY
Mail drop to Hostel

Monson, ME

C/O Shaw’s Lodging
PO Box 72
17 Pleasant Street
Monson, ME
04464
114.5
114.5
Mail drop to Post Office

Caratunk, ME

General Delivery Caratunk, ME
04925
Please hold for SoBo Thru Hiker
151.2
36.7
Resupply at IGA and outfitter
Rangley, ME
220
68.8
Resupply at WalMart & outfitter
Gorham, NH
297.9
77.9
Mail drop at Pinkham Notch Visitors Center

Pinkham Notch, NH

AMC Pinkham Notch Visitors Center
C/O Front Desk
N.H. 16
Gorham, NH 03581
319
21.1
Resupply (if needed)
Woodstock/Lincoln, NH
(Friend lives here)
372.7
53.7
Mail drop at Post Office

Glencliff, NH

General Delivery
Glencliff, NH
03238
Please hold for SoBo Thru Hiker
398.5
25.8
STOP AT FRIENDS’ HOUSE!
Paul & Kristen’s House
Lebanon, NH
441.8
43.3
Resupply at Food Coop, Price Chopper, Hannaford
Rutland, VT
487.9
46.1
Resupply at EMS, Shaw’s
Manchester Center, VT
537.7
49.8
Resupply at Big Y or Price Chopper
North Adams, MA
596.2
58.5
Resupply at Big Y or Price Chopper
Great Barrington, MA
667.8
71.6
SEE JANICE & KIDS!
Kent, CT
722.6
54.8
Mail drop at Post Office; Also, Christine lives a few miles away

Ft. Montgomery, NY

General Delivery
Ft. Montgomery, NY
10922
Please hold for SoBo Thru Hiker
786
63.4
Mail drop to Frankie D’s House (if needed)

Frankie D’s House

Highland Lakes, NJ
832
46
PRE-PLANNED ZERO DAYS AT MY PARENTS’ HOUSE
Mama & Papa K’s
Landing, NJ – will pick us up at Delaware Water Gap
894.5
62.5
Mail drop at Post Office (Tim & Jen also live fairly close)

Port Clinton, PA

General Delivery
Port Clinton, PA
19549
Please hold for SoBo Thru Hiker
972
77.5
Resupply at grocery & outfitter
Duncannon, PA
1042.4
70.4
Resupply at grocer
Boiling Springs, PA
1068.1
25.7
Resupply at Food Lion
Blue Ridge Summit/Waynesboro, PA
1122.5
54.4
Mail drop at Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Harpers Ferry, WV

ATC
PO Box 807
or
799 Washington Street
Harpers Ferry, WV
25425
Please hold for SoBo Thru Hiker
1166.7
44.2
Resupply at Food Lion
Front Royal, VA
1,219.9
53.2
Resupply at Elkwallow Wayside
Shenandoah National Park
1239
19.1
Resupply at Big Meadows Wayside
SNP
1266.1
27.1
Resupply at Loft Mountain Wayside
SNP
1298.5
32.4
Resupply at Kroger, outfitter
Waynesboro, VA
1327
28.5
Resupply at Food Lion
Buena Vista, VA
1382
55
Resupply at Kroger, outfitter
US 220/I-81 Interchange
1459.6
77.6
Resupply at Food Lion
Pearisburg, VA
1553.8
94.2
Mail drop at restaurant

Atkins, VA

c/o The Barn Restaurant
7412 Lee Highway
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
Please hold for SoBo Thru Hiker
1641.3
87.5
Resupply at outfitters, Food City
Damascus, VA
1716.6
75.3
Resupply at grocer
Kincora Hiking Hostel – Bob Peoples will shuttle into town
1767
50.4
Resupply at outfitter
Uncle Johnny’s Nolichucky Hostel & Outfitters
Erwin, TN
1841.1
74.1
Resupply at outfitter, pick up GSMNP permit
Hot Springs, NC
1909.2
68.1
Mail drop at hostel

Fontana Dam, NC

c/o The Hike Inn

3204 Fontana Road
Fontana Dam, NC
28733
Please hold for SoBo Thru Hiker
2018.4
109
Resupply at NOC

US 19/Nantahala Outdoor Center, NC

2046
27.6
Resupply at Walasi-Yi Center

Neels Gap, GA

2150.3
104.3
Springer Mountain

Amicalola Falls State Park – Georgia

2181
30.7

2 responses to “You’ve Got Mail!”

  1. Shayna says:

    Wait, wait, wait, so the post offices will seriously hold stuff for you, even if you don't have a nearby residence or don't pay for a PO Box? Hmmm…

  2. Me again says:

    I'm stressing out just looking at this mail-drop list and thinking about all the planning you're having to do. Oh yeah, and all the walking that you'll do. I couldn't survive an hour of it.

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