I often see people commenting on how they don't use trekking poles, and how they'll need to carry extra poles or weight... I guess this won't work above tree line, but I'd like to point out that you can go minimalist on this problem and just use branches you find on the ground.
I have used a nemo Meta 1P on and off in the northeast and its funny, because the first time I brought it out I just knew I'd use my trekking poles. What I didn't consider was that I wanted to USE my trekking poles while leaving the tent set up at "base camp." DUH how did I not think about that? So I just grabbed some sturdy sticks/branches that I found, broke them to the correct lengths, rounded out the end that fits into the fabric to make sure it wasn't sharp, and used the others for the tie offs.
Anyway, food for thought. No extra weight, free materials, etc.