Hi Everyone, I am taking a holiday to las Vegas over christmas from England and i plan on renting a car and driving from Vegas to the Grand Canyons south rim which is about a 5 or 6 hour drive, I am hoping to get some nice sunrise shots so i'll be heading off about 2 or 3am. I think i have my gear list sorted but just wanted to run it by you guys in case you think i may have missed something, I should point out that when i get there i also plan (weather permitting) to hike into the canyon (or rather down) to the base, Apparantly about an hours trek depending on location or personal fitness) I would love some sunrise shots from the base but i dont think i'll be able to do both as i will only be staying there for the day and then returning just after sunset. my list so far: Nikon D7000 (with battery grip and 2 batteries) SB700 (dont think there will be much call for this unless i stumble across some interesting caves) Nikon 50mm 1.8 Nikon 35mm 1.8 Sigma 18-50 2.8 (is it worth taking this) Tokina 11-16 2.8 I dont have a longer lens than 50mm at the moment, i'm more interested in capturing the GC as a whole rather than zooming on a specific part, but am i missing out at the GC?) Jessops Carbon fibre tripod (this is very sturdy, but not the lightest tripod, would it be worth investing in a lightweight one or struggle with the one ive got) several 8Gb SD cards remote control polariser/ND4,8/UV filters for all lenses (what other filters would you use for shooting the GC?) Tamrac back-pack I have done a little research with regards the Canyon itself but i appreciate its difficult to plan every shot or location until i get there, I don't have specific requirements regarding what shots i get, I just want to enjoy it really and get the best shots i can from wherever i end up, Obviously i have bought decent hiking boots and thermal base clothing so i think i'm good with that but i dont want to arrive and wish i'd bought something else that i may need, Any thoughts? or has anyone taken a similar trip and then realised they forgot something?