Hello. We are Robert and Candice Fox. We created this blog for people who want to follow us as we thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. If you don't know what the Appalachian Trail is, we will let our favorite online resources tell you most anything you need to know. Just click on the blue stuff.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mail Drops

Hello All,

Due to the recent inquires about people wanting to send us gifts, we figured it would be easier to cover it here. We decided that we will start putting the address of our next stop at the end of each blog post. We will post the address a couple of weeks before we get to our next location so that there will be plenty of time for the mail to arrive.
The next couple of towns that we will be in, we will write the address in the format EXACTLY as it should be written on the package/letter. We are not trying to sound like Nazi's, we just don't want the package to get lost with other packages that hikers are sending to the same address. Right after the address, we will write the date that the package should be sent by. If you are sending after the listed date, please ship to the next location. The sooner you send it the better just in case we develop some mad trail legs and start hiking really fast!

This is by no means a post that should make you feel like you need to send us anything! We simply enjoy reading your comments and getting updates of the happenings in your lives. If you do feel inclined to send us something (and THANK YOU in advance!), please remember that we have to carry everything on our backs (no Mom, we do not want to carry a cast iron skillet). Some items that would be enjoyed are letters, baked goods, dehydrated foods, whiskey, crossword puzzles, or any other lightweight item that you can think of. Shoot us a message if you are sending something so we know to check for the package.

The next three addresses that we are going to be at are:

Robert & Candice Fox                                  *** PLEASE SEND BY 04/30
c/o Relax Inn
7253 Lee Highway
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
Please hold for AT thru-hiker
ETA 05/08/2012

Robert & Candice Fox                                  *** PLEASE SEND BY 05/07
c/o Rendezvous Motel
795 North Main Street
Pearisburg, VA 24134
Please hold for AT thru-hiker
ETA 05/14/2012

Robert & Candice Fox                                  *** PLEASE SEND BY 05/11
c/o Outdoor Trails
Botetourt Commons, 28 Kingston Dr.
Daleville, VA 24083
Please hold for AT thru-hiker
ETA 05/19/2012

Once again, please do not feel like you should send us anything. We just wanted to inform those who are wanting to send something our way. Thank you all for your love and support! Looking forward to the next time we get to see each of you.


  1. Aunt Sue and I returned from Orlando,FL on the evening of the 22nd. We had a great time and the temps were in the 80's. Hopefully the weather hasn't hindered you two to much. Send me a list of dehyrated foods you like to my e-mail address. ( Virginia is 1/4 of the trail so enjoy every view and day out. Love yous. Uncle Ron

    1. Thanks Uncle Ron! We're glad you two had a good Florida vacation. We took a zero day in Erwin, TN to stay out of the cold weather. We could see snow on top of the mountains so we were sure happy to be in a lower elevation. We'll give you a call shortly to catch up!

      Love and miss you!

  2. Happy Birthday Robert-enjoy the day!!UR


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