For reasons hard to explain, I've been to Ediza more than any other destination in my relatively brief hiking experience (all dayhikes however). Yet each time I'm amazed at all of the empty camping spots on the SW corner of the lake, just north of the rock outcropping among the trees. Still great views of the lake, but no one around?
Also, some really nice spots on the use trail above Ediza.
There was one occassion where I happened across a guy and his family and my jaw dropped after seeing the butt-load of supplies they had. I spoke with the guy and he said he was tired of hiking so he figured he'd rather pay a packer to "haul an entire kitchen and bedroom up the trail" then pack it in himself. It was embarrassing to see, didn't know so much could legally be brought in?A full set of cast iron pots and pans, shelves for clothing, 4 or 5 full sized coolers, a laundry line....geez.
That dude aside, I wonder if I'm just passing thru on slow days or if everyone thinks the east side along the trail is the only place to camp?