All these higher places will have snow, so it depends whether that is an issue or not?I have taken earlier packtrips in to explore into Dusy Basin and into Humphries Basin, so I will resist the urge to linger in those areas. Should I take an extra day at Evolution Lake and dayhike up Darwin canyon (since I am not doing Lamarck Col?) How about a day exploring x-country to McGee and/or Davis lakes? Or given the snow, maybe I should hang out at a lower elevation. Spend a day in Evolution Valley?
Forget Davis it will still be frozen, and all snowed in at over 11000ft.
McGee Lake is a cool place, and there is McGee Pass that puts you right west of Sapphire
Lake, but getting up McGee Canyon may not be easy, and McGee Lakes is shaded by
Mt. McGee on its western side, and the ridge on the south, so it will probably be
snowy on the northern side of the lake, and the lake itself may be frozen at 10821ft.
The views from EM, and CM are great, and worth spending time at, and if your up to
it, a climb up to Darwin Bench (will be snowy) has outstanding views of the area.