Rae Lakes (King's Canyon) without a tent
I'm planning on doing a five day trek in King's canyon with 3 friends in August (getting up to 10,000 ft on the Rae Lakes loop). Two of us have hammocks and are relatively experienced hikers, the other two don't have hammocks and are less experienced. The guys without hammocks are considering using a two person tent. I'm inclined to tell them to ditch the tent and just learn to setup a simple bivouac with a tarp to save on weight. I thought I'd confirm this with the forum before giving them the advice as I'm not familiar with what an August storm in the Sierras can be like at 10,000 ft and want to make sure I'm not leading them up a blind (wet) alley.