We had a great weekend backpacking with friends in the Sinkyone Wilderness. We hiked from the Needle Rock Visitor Center to the beach right past Wheeler Camp. About 8 miles one way. We made our camp at an old homestead right above the beach and enjoyed sunning and swimming in the lagoon there. About a half dozen Bull Roosevelt Elk seemed to be making the area of Wheeler their stomping grounds and we enjoyed watching them on the beach and hiding in the trees. We highly recommend this hike, especially if you you know it is going to be sunny like it was this weekend!