Posted: Mon, May 23, 2011, 14:36

Tarp or tent? The tent I have is a little on the heavy side and I would prefer to substitute it for a silicone-coated nylon tarp. I know it will stand up to the worst of the weather if encountered but I am a little worried about exposure to insects, esp mosquitoes. What are usual conditions in June? I haven't heard of anybody taking on the GR20 with a tarp, unless refuges and/or hire tents are sought en route. Perhaps there is a good reason for this!