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Backpacker Magazine – August 2011

Rip & Go: New England National Scenic Trail - Mt. Grace State Forest, MA

Walk deliberately into woods filled with waterfalls and stone walls.

by: Casey Lyons

Falls Brook (Photo by Paul Rezendes)
Falls Brook (Photo by Paul Rezendes)

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On the Menu
Breakfast 1
On the road
Lunch 1
Bagels with hummus
New England Clam Chowder
Breakfast 2
Puritan Pancakes
Lunch 2
Peanut butter and jelly bagels
Apples and peanut butter

New England Clam Chowder
A belly-warming classic

2 slices shelf-stable bacon
1 small onion, diced
1 potato, diced
1 6-ounce can evaporated milk
1 6.5-ounce can minced clams salt and pepper

Cook onions in oil until tender; add crumbled bacon. Add clam juice and 1/2 cup of water, then potatoes and salt and pepper to taste. Cook covered until potatoes are tender. Add clams and evaporated milk, and cook until hot but not boiling. Serves two.

Puritan Pancakes
Sinfully delicious
1 cup biscuit mix
1 tablespoon dry milk
1/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tart apple, sliced

Stir first four ingredients together. Oil pan and dust with sugar and spices. Add apples. When bubbly, spoon in batter, cook until brown, and flip. Makes six.

The Grocery List (Aisle # In Nearest Store Below)
[ ] apple (produce)
[ ] onion (produce)
[ ] potato (produce)
[ ] bagels (deli)
[ ] hummus (deli)
[ ] shelf-stable bacon (meat)
[ ] can evaporated milk (8)
[ ] biscuit mix (8)
[ ] powdered milk (8)
[ ] sugar (8)
[ ] PB & J (9)
[ ] minced clams (9)

Pack Cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, vegetable oil, salt, pepper

NEAREST GROCERY STORE Hannaford Grocery and Pharmacy West St. Shopping Ctr., 481 West St., Keene, NH (603) 357-2832

PIT STOP Eva's on the Common's Central Square Steak Bomb, with American cheese, peppers, and onions. 31 Central Square, Troy, NH; (603) 242-3044;

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Woop woop we cant wait to do this! !!! Sounds totaly amazing


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