Recently my daughter, Peyton Prater, and I went on an adventure to test out our new fall Strength Long Sleeve T-shirt with thumbholes. It is supremely important to us at Beckons to make sure the garments fit well and move comfortably. Because it is in the middle of summer, we had to find a place with temperature fluctuations so we could get a good feel for how the bamboo, cotton, lycra fabric would manage moisture and various temperatures. We climbed Mt. Princeton in Colorado, a particularly rocky fourteener, on a beautiful day. Starting at 7:00 a.m. we were all layered up with tank tops, shorts, leggings, long sleeve tops, hats, mittens and an outerlayer. Through out the day we took off and put on all the layers repeatedly. At one point mid-day it began to snow. The new tops worked well, keeping us properly warm and dry despite the many changes in temperature and precipitation. Here is a better photo of the clothing, taken at the Colorado Gator Rescue near Alamosa.
The best part about hiking is getting to the top and eating a glorious meal. We always bring the best food we can so that it is a great reward and respite before the descent. Our favorite top-of-the-mountain meal includes Boulder Chips, fancy chocolate and an egg salad sandwich. Now, this is no ordinary egg salad. It is the BEST! Here is the recipe:
Best Ever Egg Salad Sandwich (makes 4 sammies)
Thoroughly mix together the following in a medium sized bowl and spoon onto bread:
- 8 hard-boiled eggs (peeled, cut up into small pieces, and put into a bowl)
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- a few dashes of Tabasco Sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- cooked bacon (and lots of it. I use about 1/4 pound)
- Bread (any kind you like. I like hearty breads, like Oatnut)
It is best to throw the bacon in at the last minute so that it is crunchy when you eat it. Enjoy! We always take these sandwiches on road trips so that we are never tempted by the road side food along the way. Bon appetit!