As the title suggests, I am getting ready to take a trip to the Gila National Forest in a little over a month. I've never been to the Southwest before, so I'd really like to be able to capture it. I like carrying my 35mm Ricoh KR-5 Super II on trips like this because it's small, simple, and reliable (oh yeah, and it cost me $22). I am not sure, though, about what to carry for film. For black and white, I'm pretty sure I'll bring some of the Agfapan APX400 (Freestyle rebrand) that's in my freezer. It looks gorgeous and scans well when pulled, so I plan on metering it at 200. If I need to throw in a shot or two at 400, it shouldn't be too much of an issue. I considered Tri-X, but I'd rather stick with something that I have and that works. For color, I am not so sure. I don't shoot much color negative 35mm (I've cross-processed in F76+ more that I've actually developed C41). I have used Superia 400 and was not impressed with the grain or colors (cheap film- surprise surprise). I have some Pro 160C in the freezer, but I am a little worried that this will leave me short on speed. Is 400H a big step down in grain or other performance? I would probably need to use my circular polarizer during the day as a neutral density (it will probably be on anyway for the polarizing), but it would let me shoot a lot earlier/later than the 160 (assuming box speed, which, as far as I know, is usually used for color negative film). That's the other issue- I think with the desert lighting I'm going to want to use my polarizer a lot, which would drop 160C down to an effective 40 ISO film. That would be pretty tough- I definitely won't be carrying a full-on tripod. Anyone have any recommendations?