Hi Richard. Yes, a sobo is looking pretty good at this point. I'm thinking of going for some of the same reasons you mentioned in your blog post. A couple others have shown some interest in going sobo so maybe we can get a small group together. The 4-7 lbs base weight on my profile was referring to what I carried last summer for 2-4 day trips in the CO rockies. I'm pretty minimalist for short trips, but I'm thinking my base weight will be between 8-11 lbs for the PCT. I don't have a thorough gearlist at the moment, but I'll be using a Hexamid duo, Katabatic Sawatch and GG gorilla.
I'd love to leave for the PCT late enough to avoid WA snow, but I've got weddings to go to on the east coast in late July, so I'll probably leave Late June and hop off the trail near Portland.
Stay in touch if you plan on going. Here is my email: