I have a 10 yr old (I think) Timberline 2. I recently tied up a 30' ridge-line with prusiks (similar to hammock/tarp rigging) and can now travel w/o the poles. I do live where trees are plentiful. For a description check out the whoopieslings.com site. That's where I got the idea.
I can go with or w/o the rainfly. If I want, I can drape the rainfly over the ridge-line to get the separation for the rain protection. I'm thinking of adding some no-see-um to the top of the tent material. The ventilation is sometimes lacking in the humid Southeastern summers.
Another option I have is using the rigging and only the rainfly as a tarp shelter.
You now have me thinking about using a longer rainfly to add additional coverage at the entrance of the tent.
Good luck on your project. (Tee Hee. I just realized the first post wasn't recent. I'm like that in conversation as well. Sometimes the conversation will have moved well beyond my upcoming comment. Such is my condition...)
Edited by wwells (05/03/11 02:58 PM)