I just planned my first solo overnight hike. I've done a lotta trips with both all-women and mixed-sex hiking, but can't wait to put my (teeny tiny list of) skills to the test :-)
My biggest fear is hurting myself...so I've made sure my 20mi loop has multiple entry-and exit locations and is close to the ranger station. I've already checked in with them and they're pumped to have a solo female hiker to kick off the start of the busy season :-)
I think anyone who is considering it should go! It's a fabulous way to simultaneously get in touch with nature and your true self. I'll have a list of dos and don'ts for all my fellow hikers when I get back!