That's a great hike. You also have the choice of a loop ending down the Upper Truckee canyon. Don't forget your pole and the aluminum foil, I think there's a fish or two in Dardenelle Lake.
I'm leading a trip in Emigrant, from Crabtree to Kennedy Meadows, September 26 through October 2, so I won't be able to make it. Hope I can make your January Pt. Reyes trip this time.
You guys have a blast.