#HeyFrancis | The second day of Freezing Man 2016 was an eventful one. We woke up a little later than usual, cracked a few brews, and headed off to Mastodon Peak. Though I didn't bring my camera on this hike (stupid dead battery), it was the first time in a long while where I actually lived in the moment. Making it to the top was one of the most liberating feelings as we stood looking over Joshua Tree National Park with no worries in the world. Oddly enough, Patrick found a way to stow away a few Tecates and we cracked open a few at the Mastodon Peak Summit as well lol. We met some really cool people at the top who were out on an adventure themselves; some flight attendants from Germany and a group of guys with a bottle of Kettle One ha.
The journey back to camp was a smooth one. It's was so amazing taking the trail back with such a different viewpoint. The landscape began to lit up as the boulders and distant mountains began turning reddish-orange from rays by way of the setting sun. We soon arrived at camp, and it started to get cold again. It's so interesting how much the sun affects the temperature out in the desert. About an hour later, the rest of the Freezing Man 2016 crew finally arrived. As everyone was getting set up, I stepped away and grabbed a few shots of the cloudless night sky.
I'm so happy to have captured moments like these, as they'll allow us to relive these moments forever. Hope you enjoy the photos and stayed tuned for more #FreezingMan2016 photos coming soon! -MF