Luckily for me the weather was near perfect, the elevation changes weren't too bad and I was feeling good. Since there was plenty of daylight left I decided to push forward. After looking at my map I decided to try for Big Spring Shelter before nightfall. Big Spring Shelter was about 7 miles further than my original plan for the day. It was on the other side of Albert Mountain (elevation 5,250) but I was feeling good and decided to go for it.