Tripod or monopod for hiking?

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misterblister New Member • Posts: 6
Tripod or monopod for hiking?
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I'm an amateur with a D5000 who hikes Glacier National Park regularly.

GNP is often overcast and contains many dense, dark forests where VR stabilization fails me.

As much as I want to go IBIS, I feel a smaller kit upgrade like the Z50 is the best choice for my "off road" style of hiking that has me fording streams and climbing over dead trees often. Sometimes I slip and fall into streams with my D5000 in one hand. My wrist complains after a few miles.

So I know I need a tripod or monopod. I even got a backpack recently that has a tripod/walking stick loop attachment.

Assuming I can let the Z50 hang from my neck while I hoist a monopod around, am I on the right track here?

Do the monopods work as well as the tripods?

I don't think a small tripod is good because most of the shots I take in the dark forests are from standing position.

Happy to hear your recommendations.

Nikon D5000
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