Maybe your knees are tired, your back is sore or you have reached the point in life where you just do not want to carry that big pack. Leave that to the 20 year olds and let mules to do the hard work of hauling the loads. We can take along a few extra things to make camp life more enjoyable such as chairs to sit in instead of hard rocks to lean against. All of this just gives us more time to enjoy what we came into the mountains for – the incomparable Sierra Nevada.