trailblazer wrote:Other possibilities that you may want to look into include heading way south...Kern River Canyon and the Domeland Wilderness, although I have no firsthand knowledge of early spring in these areas.
What's up with Domelands Wilderness? what's it like, how's the scenery, snow, trails, etc? Any good resources for it. All of my guides pretty much end at the southern end of SEKI.
We're planning on getting out that same weekend since we get C Chavez Day as a holiday and will likely take either that Thursday or Monday to make it a 4 day weekend. Our plans are : if good weather in the mountains- Snowshoe to Pear Lake and Tablelands. If its going to be stormy in the Sierras then we'll do Lost Coast. If that's stormed in then we might drive to Death Valley.
Just in case: Does anyone have suggestions for a good 3-4 day trip into Death Valley, preferably all backpacking but if car camping and dayhikes are better we're game for that too. Depending on terrain we can cover ~15 miles and 3-4K of elevation per day w/ full packs. Priority is for scenery, landscapes, flowers, water (yes I realize DV is a desert )