I am looking for a backpacking destination for family of 4. Kids are 11 and 14 and in pretty good shape. If dogs could go, too, that would be a plus. Our plan was Mosquito Flats in Mammoth the weekend of 10/24-35, but that's a no-go due to all the fires. This would be my kids' first backpacking trip, so would like it to be something not boring and scenic so that they will want to go again. My husband and I did Mt. San Jacinto in Idyllwild a few months back.
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