Upon even further thinking, it's dawned on me that this location will be both the shortest distance and have the flattest elevation profile so far. Per my initial calculations, if one were to start from the nearest TH @ LLV, the total distance is around 15 miles with 2k+- ascent/descent.
The four previous meet-up locations were (significantly) more remote, had (much) more elevation gain & loss, and in some cases entailed (substantial) cross-country efforts. Now, this isn't necessarily a bad thing; in fact, it actually provides a lot of options.
For one, if one were properly motivated and in sufficient condition, you could literally hike in, say hi, spend the night, and hike out. For those with difficult schedules and/or last minute change of plans, this could provide a viable option.
For two, it's quite easy to add many different alternative pathways and make a trip out of it. The previous four locations required budgeting sufficient time just to reach/return, so trip plans were by necessity dominated by this basic time/effort.
For three, there may be situations where people might be in the general area with different plans, but are flexible enough for a quick in/out. This would be a variation of #1 above, but it would still allow hikers to pursue altogether different regions.
As for me, I'm toying with #2. Lots of options, including the SHR, or fishing certain select spots, or just winging it on the fly.