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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

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.