what would you recommend is the best cross country route to access Gardiner Basin/set up to climb Clarence King and Cotter when coming from Raes Lakes?
What are the options for cols, or passes into/out of the basin if my group is looking to head north after on the JMT.
Also, any recommendations for sidetrips or cross country travel through woods creek. Could we avoid woods creek altogether, staying high and still access Upper Basin?
(I have prior experience cross country hiking some of the SHR)