I'm curious what one would take on a deep woods mountain multi day adventure. Deeps woods being 8-10 miles into the backcountry for a couple days.
I'm wanting to get off the beaten path and go where few have gone. I'm thinking an Elk trip to Colorado, Arizona or New Mexico and using a call to bring in the Elk. Hoping to be wishing 100-150 yards of subject. Will be shooting both stills and video.
Here's the gear list I'm thinking. Keep in mind having to carry enough gear and food for a few days. But as far as photo gear here's what I'm thinking.
Crop sensor body with shotgun mic
Something(F2.8 would be ideal but it's also pricey) like a 17-40L F4(have), 16-35, 18-35 F1.8(sigma art) 24-105L F4 or 70-300L I'm thinking 2 lenses a widish zoom and a tele zoom. Maybe a fast prime in the neighborhood of 18 to 28 at F1.8 or F2.8 for video work(mostly B roll type shots and time laps).
Plenty of batteries, memory cards, and probably a solar charger to charge batteries if need be.
GoPro for time laps, B roll, and water footage if the situation presents itself.
So am I on the right track in thinking something in the focal ranges suggested would work and be sufficient? I know there are hundreds of options with an unlimited or double the budget I have, but this is what I'm looking at. That being said how do you think I would fare? Is there an option in similar price range I'm not thinking of? Thanks in advance.