Mailing addresses – Post Offices along the trail

Below is a list of the post offices that I will encounter either on or within 1 mile of the trail (or in nearby trail towns in which I intend to stay).

I will update this list as the walk progresses. Town arrival dates are estimates and may change, depending on how far I walk each day, so perhaps confirm date and location with me via email before you post.

If you wish to send me mail (I love mail!), I would recommend sending it to the intended address not less than 14 days prior to my arrival. So, if you wanted to send a letter to me for pick up in Hiawassee on the 19th of March, for instance, you would need it to be in the post no later than the 5th of March. If you wanted to send a letter to me for pickup in Hot Springs on the 9th of April, you would need it in the post no later than 26th March.

There are some cool websites that enable you to choose the post office and then the site automatically generates an address label in the preferred format. For example:

Please ensure that you include your address details on the back of any mail you send. This way:
a) I can reply (this is important to me)
b) the post office will be able to return the item in the event that it doesn’t reach me (this is important to them).

USPS won’t accept Fedex or UPS parcels, so anything sent via courier would have to go to an alternate address (i.e. a hotel or other business, rather than a post office). Let me know if ever that’s something you want to do and I will advise of my specific location. International mail sent through your national postal service (i.e. Australia Post) is fine.

The following layout is the USPS (United States Postal Service) preferred address format:

Name of recipient (use actual name rather than trail name)
C/O General Delivery
Town, State, Zip (post) code
Please hold for AT Hiker
(Expected date of arrival)

I have typed out the full address details for my first four intended post office stops below, with just the town, state and zip code for subsequent post offices.

Lou Jillett
C/O General Delivery
Hiawassee, GA, 30546
Please hold for AT Hiker
(Expected date of arrival – 19th March, 2016)

North Carolina
Lou Jillett
C/O General Delivery
Franklin, NC, 28734
Please hold for AT Hiker
(Expected date of arrival – 23rd March, 2016)

Lou Jillett
C/O General Delivery
Hot Springs, NC, 28743
Please hold for AT Hiker
(Expected date of arrival – 9th April, 2016)

Lou Jillett
C/O General Delivery
Erwin, TN, 37650
Please hold for AT Hiker
(Expected date of arrival – 14th April, 2016)

Damascus, VA, 24236 – expected date of arrival – 28th April 
Pearisburg, VA, 24134 – expected date of arrival – 8th May
Catawba, VA, 24070 – expected date of arrival – 12th May
Daleville, VA, 24083
Troutville, VA, 24175

West Virginia
Harpers Ferry, WV, 25425

Boiling Springs, PA, 17007
Duncannon, PA, 17020
Port Clinton, PA, 19549
Wind Gap, PA, 18091
Delaware Water Gap, PA, 18327

New York
Bear Mountain, NY, 10911
Ft. Montgomery, NY, 10922

Kent, CT, 06757
Cornwall Bridge, CT, 06754
Falls Village, CT, 06031
Salisbury, CT, 06068

Tyringham, MA, 01264
Dalton, MA, 01226
Cheshire, MA, 01225

Killington, VT, 05751
South Pomfret, VT, 05067
Hartford, VT, 05047
Norwich, VT, 05055

New Hampshire
Hanover, NH, 03755
Glencliff, NH, 03238
Mt. Washington, NH, 03589

Caratunk, ME, 04925
Monson, ME, 04464
Millinocket, ME, 04462