This will be a 6-night trip to the Sabrina Lakes basin just east of Kings Canyon National Park. I'm structuring this as a basecamp trip rather than a straight-through hike. I have a permit for 9 people.
We'll meet at the overnight parking lot, at the intersection of Route 168 and North Lake Road, outside Bishop, CA. We'll pack that day to Dingleberry Lake (what a name!). This is a 4.6-mile walk with 1,500 feet of elevation gain that tops out at under 11,000 feet -- thus, it is more strenuous than it sounds, and will probably take 4-6 hours depending on our pace. If we're caught off-guard by the elevation, we can stop for the night at Blue Lake instead (3.3 miles, roughly 3 hours, from the trailhead), and choose whether to continue further the next day.
We'll make a basecamp at either Dingleberry or Blue Lake and stay there for a few nights. During the daytime, members can do their own personal retreats. For example, I will be seeking solitude and silence, probably mixing solo hiking and sitting over the course of the week. If I get squirrelly in my own head, maybe I'll seek company at some point. I would love group support for getting up at sunrise every day and being silent during the daytime.
Note that the "meditation" portion of this retreat is not organized or led by anybody. You're on your own to design what's right for you, with the reasonable support and respect of the group.
In the evenings, we'll gather around the "campfire" and detox together. (Probably campfires will be disallowed because of the drought, so bring your lanterns and layers.)
After a few nights at our first basecamp, we'll probably have a sense of where we want to go next, and will move camp. We may be able to move a third time before the end of the week.
Here's a simple overview map of the Sabrina Lakes basin: http://www.davessierrafishing.com/mapshtml2/sabrina_basin_map2.html
And here are various trip narratives and photos: