Paradise/Warren Lks ( Warren Lake, Paradise L. etc. are still a good bet, although lateral options are now more limited (for fishing) owing to management changes that have rendered them fishless (I'm willing to bet that there are no more giant brookies in Buzzard's Roost Lake, for example).)
Lakes Basin ( Lakes Basin (Hwy 49) area. There are camping prohibitions in some of this area, but there are some nice hideaways, including a few trailless ones that are the equal of anywhere in the High Sierra--Young America Lake comes to mind (not much there in terms of camping spots, though).)
Black Buttes ( <br> The Beyers Lake area (both sides of the ridge, including Glacier Lake and Five Lakes) and environs is especially choice and can be reached from several trailheads. <br> The Land of the Giant Brookies (unnamed lakes btw Fordyce and Spaulding) was always a possibility for spontaneous getaways. With no more air dropping, there are no more fish there, according to multiple reports I've heard. A nice area to wander if you don't care about fishing, though.)
Van Vleck TH to Desolation (and cabin) (
Miller Creek Jeep Trail "TH" to Desolation ( )