That's great--I hope everything goes well for you.
I have little interest in through-hiking, but I could enjoy a section-hike approach like that. My biggest problem is that I hate to pass through an area without exploring side drainages, climbing off-the-beaten-path passes, etc. Your approach could leave at least a little room for that.
Thanks, cweston. If backpacking can't include a little exploration and immersion then it's no where near as rewarding.