I am new to the forum, this is an awesome resource and great community, I am glad to have found it.
I'd like to solicit some ideas from the group about good trip for this coming weekend, starting out from the SF Bay Area.
My plan now is to drive up Hwy 108 Friday eve, stay in campground or hotel near Pinecrest Lake, and head out to Emigrant Wilderness daybreak Saturday, and back in the cubicle Monday AM.
I've read some good trip reports starting from Crabtree and Gianelli Cabin, but does anybody have any *recent* trail reports from the areas surrounding Y Meadow, Chewing Gum Lake, or up along S. Fork Stanislaus River? I'd especially be interested in any good fire road parking spots accessible by 4WD. This is a solo trip, trying out some new shelter equipment, so not looking for big miles - just solitude and stargazing.
Thanks for your thoughts all,