Got a backpacking trip to Denali coming up and wondered, what do people do with their tent and gear when day-hiking?
The scenario being - head out into the back-country-> find a nice spot to pitch your tent and dump your gear (sleeping systems, clothes, cooking gear etc.) -> time to go out hiking for the day = what do you do? -Of course, valuables are kept on person in pockets/day-pack and food/odorous items are stored separately. But what about the tent itself? Sleeping bag. Clothes... All this stuff adds up to $$$ and in an NPark in particular where there may be a number of people, is it safe to leave your tent? Do you even leave it at all, or pack everything on your person when you go day-hiking? Do you use a method of safe-locking the tent (with steel mesh for example)?
I've left my tent in the past with most of my gear and had no problems.
What about you guys?