I will be heading out on the 21st for our annual trip. Assuming you hit the usual suspects (kaweah, Brush, T, Dinky, etc...) while on last years trip, I would highly recommend heading into the Downieville area just north of Truckee. Downieville is one of the coolest towns in the USA.
There is sooo many amazing, steep, but surprisingly not overly scary creeks/rivers in and around Downieville (Pauley/Lav, Sierra City, Good years bar, SF Yuba, etc...), that you could easily spend 4 days based there doing more than one run a day and never do the same run twice. Don't get me wrong, there are some VERY scary creeks also if that is what you are into.
My buddy owns the Downieville inn (takeout for Pauley, Lav and Sierra City) and he does shuttle for any kayakers that stay at his hotel. What a great option.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body. But rather...To skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming... WOW !!!! What a ride!!!!!!"