Hello Apuger's!

I am currently planning a weekend photo trip to the Sierra Nevada's. I am just curious if anyone has any places or spots that they like and would like to share. I also am looking for a place with very little light pollution.

I will be shooting landscapes at all times of day (Night, Golden Hours, Day). I also like to swim and relax too, so a nearby lake of river/stream would be nice too!

I am mostly looking at locations around Lake Tahoe and am trying to avoid Yosemite (Too many tourists). I will be tent camping.

I live in the East Bay, so most of Northern California is within a day's drive.