I'm rough on my gear and my Nikon D3000 was not enjoying trips in the Jeep. I'll still use it and of course the phone camera but for carrying in the Jeep and hiking I picked up a used Nikon 1. Waterproof to 15m and shockproof to 2m its rugged enough for my abuse and still offer some more flexibility than a phone camera. Now it is discontinued due some manufacturing difficulties so you take some risk on whether or not you get a good one. Lack of a viewfinder is annoying though.
If I were starting over I'd certainly consider a mirrorless camera.