Very easy first 8 miles. Knee…now knees hurting and holding me back still mainly while going down hill. My mind wanted to keep going but my body was like no. Still working on my hiking legs, but it seems that will come much later than I originally anticipated. Met some more genuinely cool people. At unicoi gap there was some trail magic…coke and burgers/hot dogs so I very much enjoyed those people. Some same from previous shelter such as Jeff and Sal. Planning on only hiking 12 miles tomorrow to Top of Georgia hostel. That would be for the best health wise, but there still is a chance I will push on depending on how easy those 12 miles are.