Skillet Toss

Posted on 18 Jun 2022 by Steve Markham

Alan invited us to his camp as he does every year in late Spring or early Summer. Barbara said there would be a new activity this year, a skillet throw. Since Alan had no anvils at his camp, we let the men compete in the skillet throw, too. More on that in a bit.

Alan's camp has such a lovely view
Alan's camp has such a lovely view

I drove the kids over Friday night. Janet planned to join us in the morning with Clyde. Lewis and Adele were in the 4-man Gunnison tent, and Kyle, Camille, and I were in hammocks. We had kabobs and lots of sides and desserts. It was yummy, and the only picture I took the whole evening was that one up above.

Overnight things got very windy. Turns out Drew does a pretty good Lewis impression at 1am. Lewis woke up hungry so I got him a leftover angel biscuit around 6am and then snuggled in my hammock with him until Kyle got up to play with him. I think I finally got up around 8am. By then, Sterling had arrived.

The girls love Sterling, and he loves the girls
The girls love Sterling, and he loves the girls

After a breakfast of egg McMaughans, it was time for the skillet throw. If you didn’t watch the video above all the way through, here’s Clyde demonstrating the general idea:

Clyde was the winner in his age group

Janet won the women’s skillet toss.

Look above Alan and a little to the right
Look above Alan and a little to the right

Andy eked out a victory over Phil for the men’s competition.

Andy's 67' skillet toss
Andy's 67' skillet toss

After the official tournament ended, Alan tried a side-handed toss. The skillet skipped like a stone on one of the measurement markers and went past the end of the rope. 70’ was the record for the day.

Phil found some wildlife while we got ready for the hike
Phil found some wildlife while we got ready for the hike

Then we did a short walk along some wetlands while Andy and Alan installed a new bench.

Lewis didn't think this sideways tree stump was as cool as I thought it was
Lewis didn't think this sideways tree stump was as cool as I thought it was
Kyle took my picture. I'm directly over Lewis.
Kyle took my picture. I'm directly over Lewis.
The new bench has a lovely view
The new bench has a lovely view
Hot dogs for lunch before heading home
Hot dogs for lunch before heading home

Thanks Alan!