Erin Ton grew up in Colorado, so was born with mountains in her body, mind, and soul.
Only after going away to school in New York did she appreciate how much of the mountains she was born with.
In the summer of 2018 she hiked up Mount Elbert and that started summiting 57 of the Colorado "14-thousand footers" by August of this year.
Erin then wanted to try something different, so her creative mind though of doing Elbert again wearing heels she had only worn to a party.
How to put together the easiest best breakfast sandwich. What can go wrong open faced french toast, mounds of pork, runny eggs, plenty of cheese, and a secret breakfast sauce. :D
French Toast Layer (soak)
Texas cut thick bread
Sweet condensed milk
Breakfast Sauce (on French Toast & on top)
Louisiana/Mexico style red sauce
Meat, meat, and more meat!
Egg & Cheese Layer
Eggs (I like a little runny)
The Smirnykh airbase was Japan controlled until after World War II when the Soviet Union took over control. In 1966 the airbase was updated and a few dozen aircraft like the MiG-23 were based there until the airbase was disbanded in 1994. A few MiG's and other aircraft were left there, assuming they weren't flyable.
Photo credit 'The Traveler Around'
Spookingly beautiful abandoned MiG's, abandoned hangars and runway, and the backdrop of Winter waiting on Spring to renew life...
The following conversation is a reproduction by the author of what might have been discussed. There is a 99% probability it is 99% accurate.
"We need to gather all of our mates for a lovely outing in the woods to catch some Salmon. No need to worry about bears, they don't like large groups of people. We'll also be chugging beer and making a racket that will annoy all the wildlife in the mountains. I mean we're fishing for Salmon, there is NOOO one else in the woods that like Salmon too...
Here is another great activity for us Middle-Aged Men. Shooting clay targets with a shotgun! The sport is as old as shotguns themselves, but has really become popular the last several years with Sporting Clays. Instead of just shooting from a few places with a few target looks, Sporting Clay course designers get creative with 12+ stations and multiple targets at each. The idea is to simulate different live bird looks (or even rabbits) as much as possible. Almost every community even in...
So you are a farmer, it is middle of winter, you are bored, you are skilled mechanically, and you have a large pasture. What to do? How about creating a punkin (pumpkin) chunkin (chunking) machine? :D These machines can vary from catapults to gas powered, either way various gords can go flying up to a mile! Listed World Record Punkin Chunkin. There is danger involved, in 2016 two people were hurt and another woman critically injured when a compressed air chunker failed.
Running is a great way for middle aged men to get outdoors, be healthy, and even compete. If new to running be careful not to go too hard, too fast, too soon. Be patient as you work the speed and miles up so you can enjoy running longer.
The Benefits of Running!
can start from front door
mentally feel good
option to compete in races
very social activity
If you are new to running then you need to have the first goal of not getting hurt and discouraged...
Here is my take on KC Style Ribs smoking on the Big Green Egg.
quality Spare or St. Louis ribs.
Meat Church - Honey Bacon Rub
wrap and refrigerate overnight
open and let warm back to room temp
apply more rub
Big Green Egg 225 through smoke
Smoke 3-4 hours, Wrap 1-2 hours, Unwrap 1 hour (you can apply some more rub or just BBQ sauce).
Remove with bend test as show in video, it should be firm...
What can you do if drinking beer and fishing at the same time, but you don't want to put your beer down? Jake Rutledge had that problem and solved it by creating the Chill-n-Reel. Through extensive scientific research, testing, and eventually obtaining a patent Jake ended up with the perfect beer koozie and fishing reel combination.
Okie edgenuity at its best. We already knew the serendipity of drinking beer and fishing, but now it is even more harmonious.
What a fun way to catch delicious Crappie. The new technology with Garmin Panoptix LiveScope allows you to clearly see the fish, your bait, and structure underwater. I was fishing with Cameron Burnett at Lake Fork, Texas. I caught a limit of 25 in pretty quick order. The best technique was raising the jig with minnow very slow above the nose of fish.
Limit of 25!
Plenty of Filets!
How would you like to be talking with your buddies contemplating the rest of your life and the idea of buying a remote ghost town comes up. :D
This is exactly what happened with friends Jon Bier and Brent Underwood. Jon Bier, 39, owner of public relations firm Jack Taylor PR and Brent Underwood, 31, owner of hostel HK Austin bought the ghost town in 2018. The town 200 miles north of Los Angeles is called Cerro Gordo and was once a busy mining town. From its operations 1865 to 1950's it...
I look back at memories with my dad and most of the top 20 are either fishing or hunting. He loved to be in the outdoors and not only was he sharing the outdoors with me, more importantly we were spending time together. Loved ones die, but the memories live on.
There are places to fish ALMOST all places humans live, from the coldest to the hottest regions. Manmade and natural ponds are everywhere and offer up some of the best fishing to introduce kids. It can't get any simpler than a...
Florida man has nothing on Texas man. Hurricane comes and floods the streets around you. Hey, at least you have a Whataburger on your high ground and you have your fishing pole. Far removed from any normal flowing water, cast that ditch for fun and wham! Big ole Largemouth takes your bait.
Catch that fish one handed while eating your cheeseburger!
Texas Man: 1 - Florida Man: 0.
For those that don't know, the Colorado "14'ers" are the 58 mountains in Colorado, USA that have an elevation of 14,000 feet or more. All 58 are climbable, but range in difficulty from a few miles hiking and a few thousand elevation gain to all day affairs and technical climbing. As of 2020 I have summited 8 of the 14'ers, I'm 47 years old and live in flatland Texas, so they are obtainable for a significant % of the population. If you can run a 10k and aren't too susceptible to altitude...