Mail Drops

We are looking forward to hearing from you on the trail! Packages and letters will be a great way to make us feel the love as we are making our way. Here’s how it works:

1) Check our calendar here. It is the most up-to-date way to find out where we will be and when.

2) If you’re going to send us a package, sign up! Edit the calendar for the particular town you choose and add your name. This way we won’t get 8 packages in one town and none for the next 3 towns. It also helps us to know how many packages to expect when we go to the post office to ask for them.

3) Put together your package with hiker-friendly goodies. Anything that is low in weight, yummy, high calorie, and able to withstand being stuffed in a pack is great! Things that we will devour in town are great too.

NOTE: Please know that whatever you send us is SUPPLEMENTAL material. We are by no means depending on people to supply our food for the entire journey. We do plan to buy our own necessities and foods in town. These packages are merely an opportunity for you all to show your support and to give us a little treat along the way.

Some good food ideas for care packages include: dehydrated hiker meals, foil-packed (not canned) chicken, salmon, or tuna, pasta or soup meal mixes, gatorade mix, granola, trail mix, cookies, dried fruit, jerky, brownies, and chocolate. We are four hungry girls, so we will certainly eat some things right away but ideally the rest would be things that are very low in weight and can keep well in our packs. If you want to send something in extra packaging, please send us some Ziplocs that we can repackage it into to share the load.

Fun non-food ideas include: letters, printed out articles from the newspaper, travel size toiletries, etc.

NOTE: Please specify on the calendar whether you plan to send trail-friendly items or in-town items (or both). That way, if some one wants to send us trail-food, they can still sign up on the calendar, even though some one else has signed up for town-food. Obviously, we are more than thankful for anything and everything you send us, and there isn’t exactly a limit to what we’ll take, but this should help balance out our town stops as we go.

4) Address your package properly. Here’s how:

*Use the United States Postal Service, as post offices will not accept a package for general delivery from UPS or Fedex. Also, if you send it 1st class or Priority Mail we can forward it on to another town if need be at no extra charge.
*Allow 2 weeks if possible to make sure it gets there on time.

*Address as follows:
Hiker Name
General Delivery
City, State Zipcode (find this listed on the calendar)
Please Hold for Thru-Hiker
Estimated Arrival: (List date on calendar)

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you on the trail!

NOTE: Arrival dates will be subject to updates as we go and are therefore very estimate. If you’re tracking our progress, we will try to keep this as up-to-date as we can, so check back often to know the latest information on arrival dates.


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