Hello, I have recently decided to take a 10 day trip to a segment on the Appalachian Trail. I am planning on taking my father on a surprise trip as it has always been his dream to hike the trail. The reason I need some advice is that I am a beginner and even though I have read many different articles I am still unsure as to a good place to start. I would like a place with a lot of scenery and not too many people. Also what is usually the process that one goes through when planning this kind of trip?