light-weight shelter

fralimonti

Posted: Mon, Apr 20, 2009, 17:24

Once again I find myself having to make a decision for this trip with too little information so I was happy to find this site. I'm hoping that some of you will share your experience of the refuge campgrounds. I'm shopping for a tarp/tent now as I'm preparing to do the GR20 starting June 11th and I'm trying to decide between the very lightest (1 pound) or the lightest free-standing (2 pounds.) I've heard that the ground at the refuge campsites can be very hard. How hard? Is it worth it to carry the extra pound or can I expect that I'll be able to pitch my tent?