Into The Mountains

-Into The Mountains-
(This video has been in the works for over a year now from filming to the editing.)

Into The Mountains from Patrick Mullen on Vimeo.

Camping through all the season was a great experience always learning something new every trip or exploring the best things mountains have to offer and finding out its tough work to survive.
Last year decided to just get out and do some hiking / camping solo ended up going on 15 solo trips to new locations almost every weekend. These are some of the experiences that happened out camping in the mountains from moose at 4 a.m. to a lightning storm while camping at 11,000ft at Twin Crater Lakes.

Locations:
High Park Fire, Emmaline Lake, Twin Crater Lake, Island Lake, Timber Lake, Browns Lake, Roaring Creek, Mirror Lake, Blue Lake, Lake Agnus, Nokhu Crags, Mummy Range mts, Medicine Bow mts, Commanche Lake, Cirque Lake, Signal Mountain, Colorado, Wyoming

Gear/ Equipment
Hennessy Hammock Safari Zip / Expedition 30D Monsoon Rainfly
Gore Tex Rain Jacket / Pants / Military Bivy Cover
GoLite Shangri La3 Tent
Northface 20 degree Sleeping Bag
Big Agnes r. value 5.0 Sleeping Pad
MSR Denali Evo with 6″ Tails
Black Diamond Icon Headlamp

Music:
Led Zeppelin The Rain Song

Alcohol Penny Stove

8 oz water 5-6 minutes

First penny stove that I made figured a short film would be interesting hopefully testing this out camping in Colorado

Alcohol Penny Stove from Patrick Mullen on Vimeo.

Solo adventure

Solo Adventure to the summit. Mt. Crosier 9,280 ft. 8 miles roundtrip. 10 f Degrees Wind 15-35 mph Decided to camp on top of a mountain ended up finding a spot with a rock wall to block most of the wind that did not stop all night. Tied the rain fly to two different logs to help retain the fly from flying away and using trekking poles to help keep the fly stable. Also collected two flat rocks to block the wind from the open sides of the hammock. All in all it was a great experience. Every time I go outside I learn a small detail I could make better next time. Thats what survival is about making the right decisions and the ability to withstand what nature throws in your path.

Winter camping in endless snow.

Hennessy Hammock Safari Zip in winter use. After work friday night headed up to the mountains to get some ledgit winter camping under the belt, ended up snowing the whole time from friday at 10:00 P.M. till saturday at 3:00 P.M. decided to make it back to the car since the snow has not let up and with 8" inches of New snow it was going to be a trek back to a car buried with new snow. Always learning something out on the adventures from staying dry, finding dry fire wood, being resourceful with objects laying around. Buried logs in the snow for the rain fly to attach to walls held up good with the snow piling up.

I planned for two nights of camping but ended up making the call to get out of the snow before it was to late. It was a good idea