In the spirit of H.G. Tappley's "Tap's Tips" that used to run in Field & Stream magazine, please post a helpful hint.
I offer the following...
Bring a small bow saw and flagging tape on the hike in. When you hit the alder band drop your pack and cut a path through. Once you make your way through flag the opening. This will save you effort on the way up and make your return safer.
Trekking poles easily convert to shooting sticks by looping each wrist strap over the hand grip of the other pole. As the poles are splayed out the straps will catch on the bottom of the hand grip forming a nice stable notch.
Before pitching your tent (assuming the gound isn't too wet) lay down and test the spot for lumps and bumps. Make any adjustments BEFORE you pitch the tent.