Appalachian Trail thru-hikers David Hyman, of Pleasantville, N.Y., left, Madelyn Hoagland-Hanson, of Philadelphia, and Jon Appel, of Pleasantville, N.Y., arrive at the post office in Caratunk, Maine, ... more 
Appalachian Trail thru-hikers David Hyman, of Pleasantville, N.Y., left, Madelyn Hoagland-Hanson, of Philadelphia, and Jon Appel, of Pleasantville, N.Y., arrive at the post office in Caratunk, Maine, Thursday, July 28, 2011. The U.S. Postal Service plans to close some rural post offices including some that Appalachian Trail hikers have come to rely on for vital supply drops on their trip from Georgia to Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Robert F. Bukaty
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 3:09 PM EDT