Re: Monache Meadows
We just spent a weekend in Kernville, and exited via Sherman Pass road and Kennedy Meadows. I was hoping to make it back to Monache, but we just ran out of time and ended up camping in the Troy Meadows campground. Very quiet though, 1 camper per loop last Monday.
You might want to know that fires aren't allowed in the Sequoia and Inyo National Forest, but gas stoves are ok with a California Campfire permit (available online).
The boy wanted to try some fishing, but that South fork of the Kern has basically dried up. We plan on going back in a wetter year, for a longer trip there.