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I have an unusual problem, and need some information from those of you who
have hiked the trail.  I am afraid of heights.  I do alright if I have
something to one side of me, even if it is rocks, but I do not do
particularly well standing up on the top where I am the tallest thing.  I
can sit down and feel a little more secure, but it would be difficult right
now for me to walk a distance along the ridge of a mountain with nothing
around me.  How much, if any, of the trail goes along these types of

I ask because my husband (who knows about my peculiarity and loves me
anyway) and I are planning a thru-hike in the future.  I would like to know
how much work I need to put into trying to desensitize myself.  Thanks