I was lurking on trailjournals.com and the budget one person suggest for a thru hike is $10,000. This cannot be a serious amount for a thru hike. I have saved up about $4,500 for my thru hike is this going to be enough, because the discussion board on this site pretty much freaked me out. I am not expecting a very lavish thru hike but still want to enjoy myself. Do I have enough? Also off the subject I do not have a trail name and was wondering if I could change my profile name on this site if need be?