After some practical field study, I think it is safe to say that the quickest and easiest way to get to Goddard is via Lamarck Col. The route is nearly all on trail and shorter than any of the other routes listed. Just thought I'd mention this because I thought it should be more prominently displayed in your fine list of routes rather than as an afterthought at the end. Another cross-country route that may be better than Echo Col and is the shortest route going strictly by miles, is over Haeckel Col. That route was not field tested and is almost assuredly slower than Lamarck Col.
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