Category Archives: snacks

Generosity Killed the Cynic

20130828-180550.jpgGenerosity on the trail comes in many forms… day hikers spontaneously offering us snacks, strangers providing us rides to town, and the anonymous angels who leave beers in streams with a note that says “Enjoy.” It is humbling to find ourselves surrounded by these gestures each day.

Today we tip out hats to the several friends and family members who have generously sent us mail. We know it woulda been hella easier to send us an email and we so appreciate your time, thoughtfulness and generosity. They often feel like answered prayers on difficult days.

Thank you Michelle L, Kate C, Lynn R, Tania K, Steve U, Kate R, the Golden Archer, and the folks at Velocity for sending us packages, letters or postcards. You guys are the bomb.

And ever/always a shout out to Sandy and Gerry for sending us the essential weekly mail drops that provide our food along the way… The added articles and homemade snacks are always warmly appreciated.

Trail Recipes: Spinach Hummus & Sprout Burrito

Trail Burrito: Spinach Hummus & Sprouts
– 1/2 c dehydrated hummus mix
– 1 c H2O
– 1 oz garlic infused olive oil
– 1 oz spinach powder
– dash Tapatio hot sauce
– 1 c sprouts
– 2 burrito size tortillas

Mix up the hummus, water, oil, and spinach powder… Spread half on each tortilla, add half a cup of sprouts & a dash of hot sauce on each.

20130728-153149.jpgWe started finding these little guys on top of the Saddleback peaks and they dominate the remaining peaks in Maine – ripe even early in the season. No wonder the bird buddies up here look so well fed & are so conversational…

Shoulder Your Duds

20130728-151444.jpgAlthough we’re not hyped on carrying 9 days of food, we managed to keep out pack weight at 26 & 27 lbs, which is light by many standards. Any standard, in fact. After a little trimming in Stratton our base weights are below 12 lbs, so the rest is all snacks – and we can’t wait to lighten our loads! Now if only get these wooden Sherpas off our backs…