Thanks, Ron. I will look into your suggestion, in fact it may be a good alternative.
Since I am coming in from FL, my travel and logistical options are a bit limited, thus the need to ship gear to some location rather than as airline baggage. It worked well for me in Yosemite, so I thought Stanley might be appropriate for that.
I'll rent a vehicle for transportation and changing opportunities on the fly, but I do want to optimize backpacking alternatives.
Still looking for advice and local knowledge about serene, scenic, solitary trails and great places to camp, where ever they may be.
Thanks again. Hopefully, this will generate some more expert advice and suggestions.