So I'm going to Yosemite this summer and I'm planning on carrying my Canon 7D with my 10-22mm, 50mm and Feisol 3441S tripod. I know my tripod will be strapped to my bag and the 50mm in my bag as well. But my question is, do you keep your camera in your bag when you go hiking or do you leave it around your neck (neck strap) or side (black rapid)? I'll be carrying trekking poles so it's more difficult to carry the camera on me but I still want to take photos that I see.
I'm also going with a group (non-photographers) so they wouldn't appreciate me stopping the entire group for a couple of photos.
Anyways, how do you guys carry your gear when you go on a multiday hike (backpacking)?