Pathfinder | 130 pts
I've hiked this trip on a 3 day backpack every year since 1997. Every year someone new wants to get into backpacking, and of all the places I've packed, this is the best one to get someone into it. It's not easy, and it's not long. It's steep, absolutley stunning looking, and just the perfect first trip. You can Cliff dive on the far side of the lake. I've been every month from early june to late august and it never disappoints. Always weatherous (this is the high Sierra after all) and always fun. If you had to backpack one place to see if this sport is for you, this is it.