I am a big fan of Darn tough wool socks, and a change midday is a good idea. I know a construction guy that wears them year round and has no problem in the summer time either. I don't think we will be getting into wet areas, although you never know when hunting! I assume an all leather boot is the best, as I see the Courteney Sealous is made from cape buffalo leather. Also Ridgewalker, that backpack in your picture isn't the 5.11 Rush 12 is it? I was thinking a backpack would be good to take as my carry on and then use it over there. Do you take a pack in the truck?