This area is gorgeous in a simple way. The Mink Lake area is also a relatively easy hike, especially the first seven or so miles. At first, starting from the parking area and hiking into the Winnopee Lake trailhead, a hiker has to deal with the recreational lake users en masse. Especially in the summer months. Once you reach the trailhead, these boaters and water skiiers are behind you. It is common to find people using pack animals such as horses or Llamas on these trails. So, in my case at least, there was a sense of car camping on some of the lakes, because they were able to pack in a lot of gear. But, there are so many nooks and crannys to find in this area to camp that it shouldn't be a problem if what you seek is solitude. The bottom line: Mostly flat, gorgeous lakes, and an eye opening view of burn areas.