Hi!! Need some advice from fellow hikers/thru-hikers/nature lovers.

Hiking the PCT has been a dream of mine for years and I planned to do it 2020 but had to postpone (financial reasons and, of course, covid-19). I had almost given up on the idea of thru-hiking in 2021, and was looking at the PNT as a good option, but I just saw that the PCTA will issue long-distance permits for 2021 and now I don't know what to do!! Should I still give it a try, even though covid is still very much present and a risk to me and others?? and that I may have to cancel my hike at any time?

(I can't postpone my hike for 2022 because I'm starting a 5-year PhD in September... so it's a bit now or... in 5 years).

Thanks for reading me.