I like all the wilderness areas from Golden Trout to Mt Rose. Mt Rose is my favorite because I can cross just one road and walk from my house into it. I do my 'no drive' training hikes in it and it is good for no permit/no hassle one or two night solo trips close to home.
I think it is wonderful that you can start at Horseshoe Meadows cross into Golder Trout, Sequia NP, Kings Canyon NP, John Muir and Ansel Adams wilderness areas, Hover, Carson Iceberg, Desolation, and Granite Chief wilderness areas without hardly ever being out of a wilderness or national park area.
I did my first Emigrant Wilderness trip last summer and plan to go back to spend more time doing navigation on the large slabs of granite.