Wilderness camping is great any time of year. Fall is especially wonderful. The July 2014 issue of Sunset Magazine names Cold Springs the Best Campground in the Sierra Nevada. "In the heart of Sequoia National Park's Mineral King, Cold Springs Campground offers proximity to alpine lakes, sequoia groves, and views of Sawtooth Ridge. Tent sites are on the river or in the cottonwoods; the walk-ins are best. Pack meticulously; it's a hairy 25-mile drive to the nearest town. $12; nps.gov/seki" Open May to mid-October, but check for changes before you go. . . and have fun!