My road trip is going to start Rapid City South Dakota and end up in Salt Lake City Utah. I am not a travler and from what I see this site has a lot of travelers. I'm looking for suggestions on what to bring I'm thinking one camera two lenses and lots and lots of memory cards. I am 70 years old so I'm thinking About carrying as little as I can. Any suggestions that you Travelers have On what I should bring will be very appreciated. I am looking foward to shooting sunsets I've never done that and I plan on coming back with plenty.
Your profile does not list your lenses, so I will do a little guessing as to what you have....
For landscapes and sunsets, a tripod is obvious. Since you are traveling by car, better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. A remote release is nice, too.
Since you are looking to travel light/small, I would go with your kit 18-xx lens and something like the 70-300mm VR (or 55-xxx). Landscapes are normally shot at small apertures, and these lenses do well there.
Call your insurance agent and make sure your gear is covered on your home/renter policy.
A post into the landscape forum might give some ideas on where to stop.
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A Circular Polarizer and a ND filter or two could be useful, though I the CPL would be difficult to use on your 18-55mm since the front element rotates when focusing. On the 70-300mm it won't be a problem.