Ok, maybe I am just missing something here. I picked it up at REI today and I'm not seeing how to convert this to "tarp mode". I thought it was going to be like the Golite poncho tarp. ->
As you can see in that picture, there are multiple tieouts along the tarp, and at least some form of attachment system in the apex to the trekking pole.
With the red ledge.....there are 4 corner tieouts, and that's it. Not sure how you are supposed to "elevate it" or attach it to a trekking pole? There isn't a loop or hole, or ? along the middle sides.