Alright, a southern sierra trip. Have done it a couple ways. Used to have early spring vacations and started boating heading dn there thru Flag (to camp) and then to the Kern. There is a play run in town and a lot runs above. Problem is that the water is siphoned off for power. There is a 3 run above town below the powerhouse and a 3-4 run above the intake. Runs below the res also. So u need a fair amt of runoff to do the other runs. And of course, there is lots and lots of gnar.
Then headed around to the Kaweah then Kings, Tule looked like it needed stealth so couldn't swing that w bike shuttles. Then you are up to the Merced! Awesome place.
Alternatively, have gotten there from the north where you can combine it w/ the Yuba, American etc. A later in the year trip.
N Cal is forecast to get 5" of precip w/ this next storm, hope some of it gets south!