I know it is a bit out there time wise - but any suggestions? It is my annual Conference in Cali time again. =)

Last year went to Yosmite (in June) with WD, but dang that is a long drive. So I'm thinking this year, rent a car and drive someone closer? I'd even be open to car camping with nice day hikes. No requirements - though I'd really like some sun. Not big on crowds. Snow okay, chilly okay, rain okay - rather no sleet or freezing rain, but... no way to reserve weather conditions yet (sadly.)