Thanks for the responses to my inquiry–good info and inspiration to get out there more. Dennis your pics are especially inspiring. What a trip!
While I grew up in the SGW, I lived most of my life in Idaho. Idaho is amazing when it comes to wild places and I visited many on foot and in my kayak. But the little wilderness two hours from LA still has my heart and I have so much enjoyed getting back there and hearing from people who love it too.