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Matt Mahaney
(Matt_Mahaney) - MLife

Locale: In the District
Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness on 10/19/2011 01:12:05 MDT Print View

After my WFR in Gunnison I walked up to Gothic. Spent a beautiful 5 days in the wilderness. Enjoy.

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
Maroon Bells on 10/19/2011 04:40:21 MDT Print View

Nicely done, Matt. Perfect blend of scenery, wildlife, and little glimpses of your hiking/camping style. Now I want to go there.

David Noll
(dpnoll) - MLife

Locale: Maroon Bells
Maroon Bells on 10/19/2011 05:04:10 MDT Print View

Great job. Nice catch on the pine marten.

Matt Mahaney
(Matt_Mahaney) - MLife

Locale: In the District
Thank you Gents. on 10/19/2011 15:34:51 MDT Print View

Thanks guys. I had a great time. That was my first trip to CO. I'm going back as soon as I can.

Edit: Subject

Edited by Matt_Mahaney on 10/19/2011 15:35:36 MDT.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness" on 10/19/2011 15:52:51 MDT Print View

Yep, very nice solo Matt.

Here There
(cowexnihilo) - MLife
Re: Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness on 10/19/2011 16:07:07 MDT Print View

It's been a couple of years since I've been to the Maroon Bells, but it still stands out in my mind as one of the prettiest places I've been in Colorado, or anywhere for that matter. Thanks for posting, it brought back some great memories.

-David

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness on 10/19/2011 16:52:54 MDT Print View

Super Cool----Seven Nation Army Remix-Nice!

Matt Mahaney
(Matt_Mahaney) - MLife

Locale: In the District
Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness on 10/19/2011 17:44:12 MDT Print View

I was impressed David. The wild flowers were peaking along West Maroon. Beautiful.

Matt Mahaney
(Matt_Mahaney) - MLife

Locale: In the District
Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness on 10/19/2011 17:45:22 MDT Print View

Jay, if you haven't put an ear to The Glitch Mob yet, they're worth more than a listen. Thanks.

b s
(smyth) - F
Re: Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness on 10/19/2011 18:30:51 MDT Print View

Very nice. Was that a hooded button up shirt you were wearing? Is that myog or commercially available?

Frank H.
(porker110) - F

Locale: California
RE: on 10/19/2011 18:31:50 MDT Print View

I was thinking about that shirt too, it looks pretty nice.

Matt Mahaney
(Matt_Mahaney) - MLife

Locale: In the District
Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness on 10/19/2011 18:36:47 MDT Print View

The shirt is made by Kuhl. Nylon and Ploy. Love that shirt.

Michael Ray
(topshot) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Re: Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness on 10/19/2011 21:02:51 MDT Print View

I see they still haven't cleared a path through that avalanche. Nice video. I like how patient you must be to put your self in motion in so many spots. I rarely do that, but did add several time lapses.

Matt Mahaney
(Matt_Mahaney) - MLife

Locale: In the District
Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness on 10/19/2011 21:24:13 MDT Print View

All the matchsticks are still there. Michael, I've fallen in love with time lapse. Really enjoy seeing long processes collapsed into just a few frames. I don't think patient is the word I'd use, but thank you. Really, I have a hard time seeing scale in videos or photos that don't have a reference. Seeing that most of my hiking is done solo, I'm the most convenient yardstick.

Thanks for looking and sharing gang.

Tyler H
(ctwnwood) - F

Locale: Utah
glitch mob on 10/19/2011 22:00:57 MDT Print View

Sweet video report!

The music makes it seem like you were eating molly or something - I wish my trips were that intense, man.

But seriously, nice job.

Edited by ctwnwood on 10/19/2011 22:03:05 MDT.

Matt Mahaney
(Matt_Mahaney) - MLife

Locale: In the District
glitch mob on 10/20/2011 09:29:43 MDT Print View

Thanks Tyler.

Found the track a few days ago. I really like the Stripes and the Mob, a perfect blend for me. Wanted to use it for an edit and this is the one it worked best for.

Yeah intense. All at a half days walk to Aspen or Gothic. Ha!

Michael Ray
(topshot) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Re: Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness on 10/24/2011 08:07:16 MDT Print View

Matt,
I'm willing to spend significant time getting the photo I want, but for whatever reason haven't been willing to frame the video shot, then walk however far and then come all the way back to retrieve my gear. I especially liked your stream crossing and the bravery of hand holding on your second pass. That was a nice edit.

I assume you're using the CHDK hack? Which TL script did you choose? If you have lots of time to kill you can watch my vids.

Which UL tripod do you use?

Finally, what was your route?

Matt Mahaney
(Matt_Mahaney) - MLife

Locale: In the District
Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness on 10/24/2011 19:28:08 MDT Print View

Michael: I didn't even know about the CHDK. Thanks for turning me on to that.

I use an Ultrapod 1.
I wouldn't be so brazen to cross any body of water with my 60D, but the risk is worth it with the SX30 IS. I wish I'd have adjusted the exposure, but my feet were really cold and I was ready to get out of the water and build some body heat.

In my last comment I was teasing about this being an intense trip. Really I was out just to see the place. No goals, except I knew I wanted to see the hot springs in the Conundrum drainage and I'd heard the wild flowers in West Maroon were going off.

I choose to do East Maroon first. Gothic to Copper Lake, E Maroon Pass then North off my map (Latitude 40ยบ maps "Crested Butte Taylor Park"). West to W Maroon (not clear on this section because I was off my map) South on W Maroon, around Mount Bellview to Rustler Gulch, over the pass Southwest of Cassi Peak (off trail lots of fun. I know you're not supposed to oops), Triangle Pass to walk North along Conundrum to the trail head off my map. I didn't stop at the hot springs on my way North, so... Retrace to Triangle Pass and drop to Copper Lake and back to Gothic. Got lucky and got a ride all the way to Gunnison the first time I stuck out my thumb just South of Gothic on my way back to CB.

Michael Ray
(topshot) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Re: Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness on 10/24/2011 19:58:23 MDT Print View

> over the pass Southwest of Cassi Peak (off trail lots of fun. I know you're not supposed to oops)

I'd like to hear more about that portion. I was originally planning to do the same thing, but with my knee & socks bugging me I chickened out when I saw how it looked from the end of RG trail. It didn't look like it would be too bad if my lower half was in normal condition though I had planned to do it the next morning, which would have turned out to be a bad choice as t-storms came through. I backtracked out of the gulch and got a lucky ride to Copper Creek TH and made it to the mine just before dark. :) You can read my TR - much quicker than viewing the videos.

So the SX30 has TL ability built in to it or do you have some kind of external intervalometer? CHDK really extends the camera's abilities. I just have an A620. I had hoped to try some lightning photos but never got any t-storms that had good opportunities.

Edited by topshot on 10/24/2011 20:06:04 MDT.

Matt Mahaney
(Matt_Mahaney) - MLife

Locale: In the District
Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness on 10/24/2011 20:23:37 MDT Print View

The SX30 IS doesn't have time lapse. I have a 64 GB memory card and I roll video. That's why my battery died on day one. Oh, well.