I love hiking in the Sierras. How can you not? The scenery is breathtaking, the weather is fairly predictable and you can enjoy a nice stroll around and alpine lake or a death-defying adventure up a 14 Thousand foot peak on pristine granite. It's a place you can get lost in and never want to be found.
I only took one trip to the Eastern Sierras this year. I did Tahoe, Yosemite and Sequoia but the East Side is where the big peaks are and has quick access to the high country. I can never go there enough.
Here's my number five favorite hike of the year.