Which lenses to bring to Joshua Tree National Park?

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Going to Joshua Tree National Park soon. Definitely bringing my D700 and 14-24 with the Gitzo. Not sure what else to bring - it needs to all fit in my lowepro fastpack 200. Options are:

24-120 f4
50mm f1.8
70-200 2.8
tc-17e

I'm leaning towards either:

(a) 14-24, 50mm, and 70-200 (maybe the TC)
(b) 14-24 and 24-120 (maybe the 50mm too)

I hate to leave the 70-200 behind but it is heavy, and not sure how much zoom I will need in the desert. My concern with (a) is also that it would leave me without any way to use my CPL below 70mm, which I think might be useful. I appreciate your thoughts.
 
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take your long lens as well , last time I was there I had the opportunity to shoot Big Horns and wish I had my 70-200 or 300mm on a DX frame to be able to reach em a little closer.
 
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I visit JNP about 2x a year. Bring at least 1 super wide and 1 telephoto lens. If you have a 300, I'd take that instead of the 70-200, there's quite some nice colorful birds out there. It's also nice to bring a macro lens if you have one for insects and flowers. Your 14-24 will be useful for landscapes.
 

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