After only 4 days on the trail, I’ve somehow managed to injure my left knee. Yesterday as I was nearing Unicoi Gap it started hurting worse than usual, and before long I was unable to move it. After sitting down and working it back and forth a bit I regained motion and was able to make it to the gap and get off the trail. I’m currently in town looking to buy a knee brace and will hopefully attempt to get back on the trail tomorrow. Further bulletins as events warrant.
Update (2014-04-21 16:00): I’m still in town and have been testing out some new boots, a knee brace, and some shoe inserts with a bit more arch support. The plan is to get back on the trail tomorrow.