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I've just begun my AT through-hike research. I've studied a lot 
about PCT, and figured I'd do that first (I guess because I'm from 
Seattl) but am now thinking the AT would be a better introduction to 
long-distance backpacking. 

How far in advance does one usually begin planning? In other words, 
do I need to just say "okay, I'm doing it" by next week? Next month? 
The end of the year? I'd most likely do the traditional Springer to 
Katahdin, staring in April.

I already have just about all the gear I'd need, and have done a 
fair bit of backpacking and hiking in the NW and Alaska, but have 
never planned a long-distance backpack before.