It's been around 24 years since I went backpacking out there. It was to me one of the most beautiful places I've been. This time my son is coming along. Being a strapping young 14 year old, he can handle a good amount of hiking. I'm looking for advice on trails, routes or anything else important. Would it be ok to set up a base camp and leave our gear unattended for day hikes from either 2 or 4 legged creatures? We will be out 5 days/4 nights. Any help would be appreciated.