I am kind of an odd hiker. I do not spend time in towns, do not buy food in town, do not stay in shelters, do not carry more than 10-15 lbs of stuff(consumables included/just too lazy to carry comfort items and an old leg injury means weight=ouch), mail drop everything from food to supplies, to gear, etc... I have obssessive compulsive dissorder and have to plan evrything as well as possible, must have everything dialed in and under control as best as possible or it drives me a little batty. I almost always hike solo because I drive hiking partners a little crazy with my obssessive organizing and need to time, plan, coordinate, and control every aspect of a hike(sleep now, eat then, hike here, carry this, etc...). Because of all this if everything is not planned right, I could find myself alone in the cold rain 20-30 miles from town, miles from shelter, with no food and improper gear. Forced to tough out the night! It has happened to me before, but hopefully not agian any time soon.
I guess I am just a bit quirky, but oh well HYOH!
Last year I decided not be so concerned about planning, my obssessive compulsiveness made me not a happy camper. I would like to throw out plans and just go with the flow, but I am what I am, control freak to the last!!!
Anyway, I hope you have a great hike and make it all the way, just remember not to be like Jon(plan but do not freak over little details).