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.
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...
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...