Thanks Lori, and Balzaccom.
Balzaccom, I recall you mentioning the Mono Meadows trail before. That sounds like a plan. I emailed Mr. L who works here, he's not planning anything so I'll go solo. I'm planning on reserving a campsite for this Summer in Upper Pines which I believe is close to the Happy Isles trail? I like your idea of Mono Meadows since the permits are more available. You mentioned a tour bus, is that different from the shuttle? Is it easy to get a ticket? Or do I need to reserve a seat on that as well? I've been to Yosemite in the Summer and I know how crowed it gets. Thanks for the help.