I would like to take my three brothers on a 3 to 4 day backpacking trip next June or July 2013, but need help deciding where to go. I have a close family in Las Vegas; Fontana, California; and Eugene, Oregon, so I wouldn't want to travel more than several hours away from one of these points.
Here's what I would want out of the trip:
Fairly secluded (not crowded),
Not scorching hot or winter cold,
Little chance of mosquito swarms.
These are my place ideas so far, but I have not been backpacking in any of them, or have even been more than traveling by:
Las Vegas: Mt. Charleston- may be too hot
- Zion in Utah-may be too crowded-was there last summer for some short hikes-did not enjoy the trails being so well trodden.
Fontana, CA: San Gorgonio Mountain, west of Fontana. Don't know how busy this will be in the summer.
Oregon: Mt. Hood? Mt. Jefferson? Any of the other Sisters? I am leaning toward Mt. Jefferson.
So what do you experienced think?
Thanks for your help!