I've wanted to try a solo trip for years...and I've always chickened out at the last minute, or something comes up to derail my plans. Since I did the JMT with a good friend last year, it seemed like a great hike to make my first solo adventure! (familiar trail/surroundings, easy logistics, good distance, etc)
It's crowded enough so I won't be ALONE, yet I can hike by myself, nap when I want, read with my feet in a stream when I want, camp when I want, and get up and start hiking when I want. Yet if I feel nervous, or lonely, I won't have to wait too long - if at all - for company. And I imagine I should be able to set up my tent within sight of other people any time I want...
I'm really excited - like a kid before Christmas! Can you tell I'm bored at work??