These tripods are all fantastic for self portraits and simple images, especially with point and shoots. I want to throw my two cents out there regarding tripods and pro-level DSLR setups.
And yes, a pro-level dslr flies in the face of ultralight principles, but for me it is a required item. In fact, for a weekend trip my pack would normally be 12-15 lbs, but my camera gear brings it up to ~25 lbs. Still not too bad, in my opinion.
The tripod: Gitzo GT1542T Series 1 6X Carbon Fiber Traveler 4 Section G-Lock Tripod for Cameras
These tripods are super sturdy, super versatile, super light (carbon fiber), and unfortunately, super expensive. That high cost will get you a tripod that will last a lifetime and if something breaks (I had an extreme case in a waterfall), Gitzo has fantastic customer service and repair options.
If you are shooting self portraits for an online article, stick with the point and shoot and the very small superlight tripods mentioned above. But if you are shooting pro-level large print quality and panoramas, look into something like that Gitzo.
I've got more info on ultralight pro photog backpacking setup on my website at