Originally Posted By LawtonATX
I recently did a loop in Big Bend National Park, and access to anything to lean on was pretty much a no go. After hiking all day, all I wanted to do as I cooked was rest my back. Especially on the desert portion of the trail, there was just no way to do it. Is this a problem for anyone else? I really just don't want to carry a chair along.


Definitely... that is why this thread exists. I sometimes carry an Alite butterfly chair and sometimes decide to leave it home. It mostly depends on what is available at the end of the trail. I really want somewhere to rest my back at the end of a long day of hiking.

If you don't want to bring a chair, many people recommend placing there pack on the ground and using hiking poles to hold it up. With a small piece of foam for a sit pad it makes a pretty good seat.