This year I think I'm going to bite the bullet & pick up a tent for high country use. & have a couple of Eureka Apex XTs (the older ones with full flys) that I was thinking of buying alum poles for & using but I probably might as well go all the way with new.
So the question.
I've done very little abopve timberline camping & am not sure if I need to go with freestanding or can go with a tent that needs staked. The latter come in lighter versions of course.
The tent will possibly get used for sheep & goat (IF I ever draw), & mostly for black bear etc. here on the Kenai pen. I travel solo a lot but will probably go two man for the extra space & occassional guest.
Can anyone recomend a good tough 3 season (don't really want 4 season weight).
So far looking at
SD Clip Flashlight CD, Eureka Spitfire 2, Alps Mountaineering Mystique 1.5, etc.