The itinerary can be found through the link at the top of the links along the right side of this blog. It opens as a PDF document, which can be printed or saved to your computer.
I will be relying on mail drops to supplement food purchases I make in towns close to the trail. (No, I will not be carrying 6 months worth of food from the start). This will help save money, and is the traditional way of resupplying, from an age when not every town had grocery stores and 24-hour big box stores. Plus, its a nice way to keep in contact with everyone back home - Elizabeth especially is expecting many letters from me. Plus, waiting for mail is a good excuse for a day off, or what the hikers call a "zero-day".
For those of you planning on sending any mail drops along the trail, I've included addresses of the places I know I will be stopping at along the way. I think the instructions are clear on the intinerary, but it bears repeating - remember to address any packages in the following manner:
c/o name of business and address
c/o General Delivery (only for a Post Office)
Town, State Zipcode
"Please hold for AT thru-hiker, ETA date"
Be sure to include the last part - the business owners and postmasters of the small towns and villages the Trail goes through are understandingly overwhelmed sometimes and will only hold packages for a few weeks within that date.