This year I will be doing a SOBO hike starting on June 13th. My question is for people who have already done a thru-hike, and relates to taking a substantial amount of time off of the trail.
I would like to apply to law school during this same time, and am thus considering taking off for pretty much the whole month of September to do my applications. (I would wait until I am finished with the trail, but my chances of acceptance increase substantially by applying earlier.)
Does this seems like an unreasonable expectation? I know that it is "possible," but is it something from which I will be able to step away from right in the middle? I worry that I will be so much into the hike that taking the time for this purpose won't be effective. Or maybe I am just setting some unreasonable expectation for being able to do this and finish the trail without trudging through tons of snow.