A solo woman thru hiker from last year told me I will absolutely need letters and love from friends and family on the trail. (A thru hiker is someone who walks the whole shebang in one year, which I may or may not become.) She said that because thru hiking is a largely solitary experience, the reminders of love from far away are positively divine.
If you want to mail me,
before June 5:
address it to
ATTN: Please Hold for AT Thru-Hiker ETA June 5
before June 12:
Port Clinton, PA
ETA June 12
I'm not sure how many other stops I'll have yet, but I'll update when I do know.