Quite a few people have expressed interest in sending us stuff along the trail. We would love to receive your packages. There are, however, a few things to take into consideration.
The biggest concern is weight. Dan and I have spent hours and hours making sure our respective pack weights are as light as possible. Sending us anything big or heavy is extremely burdensome. I'm not forgoing soap and deodorant because I want to be stinky, but rather it's simply too heavy to be worth it. I love you guys and it warms my heart that you would make the effort to send us stuff, but please think about how much it weighs.
Now that we've got that covered, here is a link where you can find pretty much every possible place to mail something along the trail. Next to each location you'll see a number: that's the mile-point along the trail. If there's a '+X' next to it, it's because we'll have to hike/hitch that many miles off trail to get to it. We're likely to be doing those extra miles anyway, so it shouldn't be a big deal.
Please send us packages about two to three weeks before we are expected to arrive at the package's intended pickup location. Don't know when we are supposed to arrive somewhere? Just ask. You'll also want to let us know that you sent something so we actually go to the post office to pick up the package. As a corollary, be sure to send us stuff where we will be, not where we are.
Since the packages will generally be held at a post office they should be labeled:
HOLD FOR PCT HIKER
Jonathan Hinderliter / Dan Beerman
Jonathan and Dan