Sipsey Wilderness, located in Bankhead National Forest, is one of my favorite places to go backpacking. Sipsey Wilderness offers a variety of terrain and water is plentiful. There are an abundance of trailheads.
The Sony 24-70GM lens is a great "one lens" solution, for most scenarios. 24mm is wide enough for most landscapes and 70mm produces pleasing portraits with smooth bokeh. This lens is tack-sharp! The build quality of this lens is exceptional but it is heavy. Had I not used prime lenses primarily before using this lens,