I am hunting a new area, "the mountains (8000 to 10000'." Last year I hiked up and down mountains and covered very little ground and was pretty frustrated. Enter the old saying of using your glass more than your legs. I have been eyeing some spotting scopes since and then I had a thought. "A good spotting scope is $1k+ and I wouldn't use it as much as my binos. Why not spend the money on the binos which I will use way more. I've heard that top end binos make up a lot of ground on a spotting scope." Any general thoughts on what optic best saves hiking time in the mountains?