I started a thread here asking for ideas of where to go, so I thought I ought to post a trip report.
After waiting to see if the streams would settle down and the bugs too I hit it just right over an extended Labor Day weekend. I went in and out of Mono Meadow trailhead on the Glacier Point road in Yosemite, Sept 2 to 6, covering 60 miles. About twelve miles a day, which is just right for me, though I did extra the fourth day and had a short day coming out.
Heading up the valley on the first day.
Lower Ottaway Lake
Looking back at switchbacks up to Red Peak Pass
Red Peak from the pass
Magnificent meadow going toward Post Peak Pass
Out of Yosemite and into Ansel Adams Wilderness
Final stretch going up to Fernandez Pass
Uh, purple flowers (name?)
Last stream before trailhead and out
The weather was great--just a touch of rain on two afternoons. I slept out under the stars every night, as I usually do. I'm not even very good at setting up my silnylon tarp!
Saw a few people each day. Not too many, but enough for a bit of human contact.
I highly recommend this trip! And again, thank you for the suggestions of where to go next. I'm making a note for future trips.