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pellicle

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God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
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Superman

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We’re taking the Bright Angel Trail down, which has running water every couple miles. I also have a couple water bladders for our backpacks. Additionally, I use propel powder and add that to my water for flavor and electrolytes. Got new hiking shoes and I’m breaking those in with a month to get ready. We’re hiking out via the North Rim so we can clear the hottest part of the Canyon in the early morning hike. We have a couple nights booked at the South Rim before going down and a couple nights at the North Rim to recover. We also have the shuttle booked to take us back to the South Rim when it’s time to go.

Should be okay. Hiked 10 miles the other weekend, and I know that’s pretty flat around here. But we’ve done upwards of 17 miles in a day without any real prep.
 

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Which lens is how many mm is the 22 lens?
Not following the question. I have a full frame sensor (Canon) and I’m bringing a 16mm for ultra wide, a 24-240mm travel zoom, and a 100-400mm if I see any wildlife about.

My wife has an APS-C sensor (Canon) and is bringing an 11-22mm zoom and an 18-150mm.

Nothing really big or bright as we should have good light and a small travel tripod for when we don’t. The 16mm is f/2.8 but everything else is f/4 and slower. Except the 18-150mm, which is f/3.5 at the wide end.

We’ve got about everything covered and then some. We just have to carry it all. With the slower glass at least it isn’t really big and heavy 😁.
 

Beach77

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We just spent 5 weeks camping up in Washington, Oregon and Canada. Lots and lots of walking, hiking and having fun!
 

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ATHENS1964

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Not following the question. I have a full frame sensor (Canon) and I’m bringing a 16mm for ultra wide, a 24-240mm travel zoom, and a 100-400mm if I see any wildlife about.

My wife has an APS-C sensor (Canon) and is bringing an 11-22mm zoom and an 18-150mm.

Nothing really big or bright as we should have good light and a small travel tripod for when we don’t. The 16mm is f/2.8 but everything else is f/4 and slower. Except the 18-150mm, which is f/3.5 at the wide end.

We’ve got about everything covered and then some. We just have to carry it all. With the slower glass at least it isn’t really big and heavy 😁.
For landscape photography I have the 17-40L f4 and a full frame camera, I always use a tripod even with a lot of sun, the problem as you know is the weight of the equipment when traveling.
I wanted to switch to mirrorless but cameras and RF lenses are too expensive for me.
 

Superman

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For landscape photography I have the 17-40L f4 and a full frame camera, I always use a tripod even with a lot of sun, the problem as you know is the weight of the equipment when traveling.
I wanted to switch to mirrorless but cameras and RF lenses are too expensive for me.
If you must have L glass I agree. I’m happy with the size, weight, and performance of the consumer glass. My most expensive lens actually came as a pretty good deal with the kit when I bought the RP. I haven’t spent more than $650 for a lens.

With a $99 adapter you can keep using your 17-40 on R bodies. There’s no glass in the adapter, so optically there’s no impact except the improvements to be had from the new sensors and the new cameras improve the AF performance of the old lenses.
 

Art O Ceitinn

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Hi Superman your Grand Canyon hike brings back memories of our one day hiking near the Grand Canyon. Our plan was to walk 2 hours out and return the same route. Part of our route was along a river and I saw in the mud that a mountain lion had stalked us on our outward journey. We did not see the lion but we realize how stupid we were, as our only weapons were plastic water bottles.
 

Superman

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Hi Superman your Grand Canyon hike brings back memories of our one day hiking near the Grand Canyon. Our plan was to walk 2 hours out and return the same route. Part of our route was along a river and I saw in the mud that a mountain lion had stalked us on our outward journey. We did not see the lion but we realize how stupid we were, as our only weapons were plastic water bottles.
Wow! Sounds like an adventure! We’ve been carrying bear spray since a Yellowstone trip a few years back. It’s not just for bears! My 10 year old (at the time) wondered when we were putting the bear spray on (one sprays bug spray on after all). Still a funny memory at our house.
 

nobog

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Wow! Sounds like an adventure! We’ve been carrying bear spray since a Yellowstone trip a few years back. It’s not just for bears! My 10 year old (at the time) wondered when we were putting the bear spray on (one sprays bug spray on after all). Still a funny memory at our house.
A "baby" bear on our deck last year, they are usually nocturnal but this was 2 in the afternoon, after our bird feeders.
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Superman

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Made it! That was quite an adventure. For as prepared as we thought we were, it was harder still to get out of the Canyon. Elevation and I are not friends. Getting oxygen to my muscles to continue the climb out proved the hardest part for me. Had to take many breaks. My wife is a champ however. But she was awesome and stayed with me.

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