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

Deep powder/ windy weather/ winter camping

Fresh Tracks trekking through the woods

Trekking through the real deep snow I've wanted to find and test out the MSR Denalis proved to float better with the 6" inch tails. 3'-4' of powder was around this weekend. It was a first for that much snow winter camping. Photo Props: Lane

This was our base camp for the night our front yard was a perfect place to snowboard on. Next time....

This weekend made it up to the Snowy Range Mountains to get some ledgit winter camping under the belt. The Hennessy Hammock proved to be a great shelter the bigger rain fly is key to being able to have some living room area under windy conditions. Ended up hiking around 3 miles roundtrip near the top we walked off the trail to find fresh new snow to camp near. The mornings sunrise was a great view from the mountain we were on facing east.

Lane's setup Alps Mountaineering tent

Lane and I made a very nice snow wall all around the fire. Even with the high walls the smoke would get bad when fire needed more wood. It takes a lot of energy moving around on a mountain and when things go wrong it gets frustrating but the reward always out balances everything and it seems to be a test from mother nature.

Hennessy Hammock Safari Zip 2013

Morning sunshine in the Hennessy Hammock woke me up so I climbed out to get some photographs. Burying the side of the rain fly into the snow proved to be a great wind shelter wall to keep the wind away

We camped on a epic place to snowboard on. Next time I will have my snowboard Good times

Lane descending down into the valley about 30 seconds later the snow almost gave out from under his feet. This happened a few other times so we decided to stay of flat ground when we were exploring without the heavy back packs.

We both had some new snow shoes to try out and this weekend was a ledgit place to test them out.

 

[MSR] Mountain Safety Research Denali Evo Ascent Snowshoes

Picked up these pair of snowshoes from REI for 50$ bucks Went up to Roaring Creek to test these out. Thinking bout buying some tails for these to get better floatation on powder.

Snow day on christmas

12/24/2012
Partly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -8. South southeast wind 7 to 9 mph becoming west after midnight New snow accumulation 3 to 5 inches.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Camping above 11,000ft. in a lightning storm

Camping above tree line in a lightning storm with high winds and hail.
When filming inside the tent the rain over powered the sound of the thunder and the sounds of a few of them shook the ground.
Timelapse
Music: Dead Meadow
Location: Twin Crater Lakes
Roundtrip: 13 miles
State: Colorado
Tent: GoLite Shangri-La 3 4.5 lbs
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Filmed and Edited:
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Filmed with:
Canon PowerShot 300 HS

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