I was going to start off with the South Trail for a nice clean loop, but I opted for the beginning of Goat Camp which resulted in a few minutes of road walking at the end. Took a little over an hour for me to get to the 3 mile ridge. Passed four people who had just hit up 4018. One of them said there was a worker up at the top and he didn't say anything to them. That made me want to head up myself, but I wasn't prepared for it. Barry was just as tempting.
I don't think I've ever hiked the entire Goat Camp trail in this direction. Same with Mesquite, so there were some new views to be had. My love/hate switch for GC is back in the love position.