I decided in March of 2016 to thru hike the AT in 2017. I’ve done endless amounts of research (like everyone else) and have already accumulated all of my gear. I will have around $11,000 saved by February. Due to the rampant wildfires in the south , over-crowding in general on the AT, and my greater interest in the scenery/environment on the PCT, I’ve spent the past couple of weeks really considering a switch. I’ve been doing quite a bit of research on resupplies and extra gear needed, and I’m totally comfortable with the logistics of it. But in the back of my mind, I’m freaking out. First of all, my partner wants to thru-hike the PCT in two-three years, so I’d be taking over his dream a little bit. I’m afraid that if I fail, I will blame it on not hiking the AT instead. Does anyone have any advice on what to do, or even advice on hiking the PCT in general? Thanks!