Today was an early start. We packed up at 7:30 and were on trail by 8:30. Our goal was to get to Gooch Mountain Shelter and see how we felt from there. It was a pretty rough climb for a bit but nothing too terrible. We stopped for lunch on top of a mountain and it got WINDY!!! We were very exposed but the ramen was delicious. Made it into Gooch Mountain Shelter around 2 and decided it was worth it just to stay the night. Met a bunch of new people, and hung out till the temperature started to drop and then everyone kinda silently decided it was bed time. Of course I’m a night owl and couldn’t fall asleep so I listened to some music and wrote this post. Tomorrow will be around a 10 mile day and it will also be the first day with no rain so I’m pretty excited about that.