Snail Mail

Receiving It

It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to send postcards to my friends and family, so I’m thrilled that so many folks have sent me their mailing addresses for such a purpose. If you are in the category of friend who would like a postcard from me from the trail but have not sent me your address, please email it to me at abigailking at Note that this will not necessarily guarantee that I’ll be able to send you one, but you can’t win if you don’t play, so tell me your snail mail spot.

Sending It

Lots of you have asked whether you can send me stuff along the way and the answer is Duh, yes. And thank you! Things I like: dried/dehydrated fruits and vegetables, all baked goods, sugar and fat and carbs, nutritious snacks, non-nutritious snacks, words of encouragement, chocolate milk, etc. (Don’t send me chocolate milk.) Things I won’t be able to use or eat: perishable food, meat, and heavy things that serve little purpose for wilderness survival or fun.

Post Offices will hold mail sent C/O General Delivery for 30 days only, so if you do send me something make sure you pay attention to the estimated itinerary below and don’t send a package too early or too late. If anything, err on the early side because if history is any guide I’m probably slightly underestimating my pace here. If you send something please make sure to text or email me to let me know because I won’t necessarily go to these locations unless I know there are treats waiting there for me. You can also call or text me before mailing something to check in with me about my ETA. Here are some options for all you sweet people. These are all addresses for USPS only.


Abby King
PCT Hiker, ETA 05/12/17
c/o Big Bear Hostel
PO Box 1951
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315-1951


Abby King
PCT Hiker, ETA 06/01/17
c/o Kennedy Meadows General Store
96740 Beach Meadow Rd
Inyokern, CA 93527


Abby King
PCT Hiker ETA 06/23/17
General Delivery
Tuolumne Meadows
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


Abby King
PCT Hiker ETA 07/14/17
c/o Braatens
PO Box 4
Belden, CA 95915


Abby King
PCT Hiker ETA 08/5/17
c/o Seiad Valley Store
44719 State Highway 96
Seiad Valley, CA 96086


Abby King
PCT Hiker ETA 08/14/17
c/o  Xanterra Mazama Village Camp Store
569 Mazama Village Drive
Crater Lake, OR 97604


Abby King
PCT Hiker ETA 08/24/17
c/o Big Lake Youth Camp
13100 Highway 20
Sisters, OR 97759


Abby King
PCT Hiker ETA 09/12/17
c/o White Pass Rural Branch PO
At the Kracker Barrel Store
48851 US Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937


Abby King
PCT Hiker ETA 09/30/17
General Delivery
Stehekin, WA 98852

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