This is a wonderful question that I have not figured out yet. I'm looking for a section that will allow me some steep climbs (though definitely with rest in between because I don't want the difficulty to erode my excitement to tackle each day!) and really beautiful vistas. Though, I imagine that doesn't narrow it down any haha how would you recommend I start narrowing down my route? Truthfully, my priority would be to find people to hike with first. If there was a group that meshed well with me, then I would take them up on whatever route they'd decided on if they already have preferences!

That said, I'm very eager to hear any suggestions you have about ways of deciding on a section. Thank you @Rob6 !