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Mahalo Trail Mix

This Mahalo Trail Mix was inspired by my trips to Hawaii to visit my husband’s family.  Mahalo means thank you, and I’m thankful for the warm, friendly family I’ve inherited through my marriage.  I could not ask for better in-laws. On Oahu, ginger plants grow everywhere, and

Taste Test: Fuel100 Electro-Bites

Some friends and I went for a lovely fall hike yesterday up to Alta Peak.  It gave me an opportunity to try some new easy to eat snacks, including Fuel100 Electro-Bites.   This past summer we spent a lot of time in the mountains scrambling and alpine

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

These pumpkin seeds are vegan and gluten free, and make a nice change from the regular peanuts, almonds and cashews in traditional trail mixes. Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – Makes 2 cups 2 cups raw pumpkin seeds 1 Tbsp olive oil Juice from 1/2 a lime 1/4

Almond Coconut Stuffed Dates

If you’re getting tired of energy bars, try these Almond Coconut Stuffed Dates.  We combined almond butter, toasted shredded coconut, and dates to make a high energy trail snack.  The fat from the almond butter and coconut provide long lasting energy and the dates provide the natural

Dutch Oven Baked Bread

Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, this bread is a great addition to your campfire meal. If you are car camping, bring your dutch oven along, and surprise your campmates. I baked this bread for the first time on a trip to Lassen Volcanic National

Strawberry Vanilla Almonds

I developed this recipe around the holidays last year.  I wanted to make homemade gifts for people, instead of just buying a lot of things people may or may not like.  I know my friends and family well enough to know they always like food. I also

Dried Cherries

Cherries make a perfect high energy snack during a long hike. When you take the time to dehydrate them yourself, you will be rewarded with the flavor of summer in each bite. Eat them as is, or mix them in to oatmeal or a homemade gorp. The

Gluten Free Energy Bars

The usual energy bars, no matter how good, can get old after awhile. This recipe, modified from a great blog –, are great for a snack on a day hike, or you can enjoy them at breakfast on the trail. The mashed bananas and coconut oil

Castle Peak Biscuits

In August, my husband and I are taking an Alpine climbing class through the American Alpine Institute – which finishes with a summit of Mt. Baker. While we have been backpacking for more than 10 years, we have never climbed a mountain before. Last week we received

Food Dehydration 101

This morning I got up early and put in some time on the Stairmaster. Not my favorite activity, but as the Alpine Class approaches, I am feeling a bit unprepared for the summit. Putting one foot in front of the other, over and over and over and