Hey guys. This Spring/Summer I plan to do a rather ambitious backpacking trip through California. My main goals are to spend time in Big Sur, Yosemite, and Lost Coast. I'm also thinking of hitting up Mt. Whitney along the way and maybe some other locales, wilderness or not. I'm not exactly sure what mode of transportation I'll be using to make my way up the state and back, but i surely don't plan to walk/hike the whole way . It'll probably be more of a bus/car ride to each area, and then moving through on foot. My main focus is to see some of the best wilderness CA has to offer, but I don't mind enjoying some civilization along the way too.
This'll be my first time traveling with a pack, and pretty much all the places I'll be going to will be new to me. I guess I'm just looking for some advice and suggestions from those of you who might have experience backpacking, have been to some of these places, or might have some advice/suggestions on where to go, the best way to travel, etc. Any input would be greatly appreciated .