Here are a few options for sending a care package (within the next month or so) while I'm on the trail if you'd like to. I know a few of you who have been following my blog have asked.
Some people have also asked for ideas of things to include. Junk food is usually great! Basically anything out of the norm (our norm is usually trail mix, peanut butter crackers, tuna, mashed potatoes, tortillas with nutella, and other common trail foods), is awesome to receive! One thing that Tarzan and I recently realized would be great in addition to the tasty treats, something that is light in weight (as we carry everything with us on our backs), and insanely delicious (and also usually available) when we get into towns, is McDonalds and Subway cards.
But let's be serious...I'm a hiker on a budget, so if you send it, chances are it will get eaten! Unless of course you're my aunt who thinks it'd be funny to send me a puppy. Puppies will not be eaten ;).
Anyway, below is info on how and where to send something to me within the next month or so if you'd like. I'll post more dates later for further down the trail. We still have about 1,700 miles, so feel free to hold off until later if you want (or if you're feeling really friendly, we won't turn down packages now and later).
Thanks in advance to those who have asked about how they can send some things our way! We really appreciate it!
Option 1 (we arrive around April 27):
7253 Lee Hwy
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
Also, please write the following on the package: "Hold for thru hiker Ryan Simko. Estimated arrival April 27
Option 2 (we arrive around May 4):
Holiday motor lodge
401 North Main St
Pearisburg, VA 24134
Also, please write the following on the package: "Hold for thru hiker Ryan Simko. Estimated arrival May 4"
Option 3 (we arrive around May 11):
Howard Johnson Express Inn
437 Roanoke Road, Daleville, VA 24083
Also, please write the following on the package: "Hold for thru hiker Ryan Simko. Estimated arrival May 11"