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Backpacker Magazine – January 2011

Rip & Go: Enchantment Lakes Basin - Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA

Discover a hidden basin filled with wildlife, lakes, and granite peaks.

by: Jason D.B. Kauffman

A small waterfall replenishes Sprite Lake (David Tate)
A small waterfall replenishes Sprite Lake (David Tate)
REI Flash 18 (Courtesy Photo)
REI Flash 18 (Courtesy Photo)
Reader Expert David Tate (Courtesy Photo)
Reader Expert David Tate (Courtesy Photo)
Reader Expert Terence Lewis (Courtesy Photo)
Reader Expert Terence Lewis (Courtesy Photo)

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On The Menu

Breakfast 1
On the road
Lunches 1, 2, & 3
Summer sausage, cheese, and bagels
Dinner 1
Prusik Pasta
Breakfasts 2 & 3
Oatmeal with raisins and brown sugar
Dinner 2
Aasgard’s Greek Salad
Snacks
Trail mix, dried fruit, chocolate chip cookies

Prusik Pasta  
A savory blend of creamy Parmesan and summer sausage

1 4-ounce package instant noodles, Parmesan flavor
1 6-ounce summer sausage
1/6 cup milk (from powder)
1/2 tablespoon butter
1 4-ounce can mushrooms
2 tablespoons garlic salt
Dash of sweet basil (dried)
8 tablespoons olive oil

Lightly sauté mushrooms and sliced summer sausage with seasoning; set aside. Prepare pasta; add sausage and mushrooms. Stir; let sit for about a minute. Serves 2.

Aasgard’s Greek Salad  
A tasty Mediterranean meal

1 boil-in-bag rice
1/2 cup Greek salad dressing
1 7-ounce pouch chicken
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 cups cherry tomatoes
1 cucumber, sliced
1 red onion, diced
1 4-ounce can black olives
Dash of sweet basil (dried)

Cook rice. Combine halved tomatoes, red onion, and cucumber with olives in a pot. Stir in dressing and basil. Add rice and chicken; mix. Top with cheese. Serves 2.

The Grocery List (Aisle # in Nearest Store Below)

[  ]  red onion (produce)
[  ]  cherry tomatoes (produce)
[  ]  cucumber (produce)
[  ]  raisins (produce)
[  ]  trail mix (produce)
[  ]  crumbled feta cheese (deli)
[  ]  summer sausage (deli)
[  ]  bagels (bakery)
[  ]  can mushrooms (1)
[  ]  boil-in-bag rice (1)
[  ]  chicken pouch (2)
[  ]  Greek or Caesar dressing (2)
[  ]  sliced black olives (2)
[  ]  powdered milk (3)
[  ]  oatmeal (4)
[  ]  chocolate chip cookies (6)
[  ]  sharp cheddar cheese (12)
[  ]  Parmesan pasta (12)

Pack Butter, spices, brown sugar, olive oil

Pit Stop
Make a beeline to Heidelburger Drive-In for a posthike cheeseburger. “They’re huge—and juicy,” says Tate. “You’ll need at least five napkins.” Top off with a creamy blackberry shake. 12708 West US 2, Leavenworth, WA; (509) 548-5471

Nearest Grocery Store
Safeway Food & Drug
116 River Bend Dr.
Leavenworth, WA
(509) 548-5435




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