SUBSCRIBE | NEWSLETTERS | MAPS | VIDEOS | BLOGS | MARKETPLACE | CONTESTS
TRY BACKPACKER FREE!
SUBSCRIBE NOW and get
2 Free Issues and 3 Free Gifts!
Full Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Email: (required)
If I like it and decide to continue, I'll pay just $12.00, and receive a full one-year subscription (9 issues in all), a 73% savings off the newsstand price! If for any reason I decide not to continue, I'll write "cancel" on the invoice and owe nothing.
Your subscription includes 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Or click here to pay now and get 2 extra issues
Offer valid in US only.

Also on Backpacker.com


Enter Zip Code

Backpacker Magazine – May 2011

Rip & Go: Alamo to Capulin Canyon - Bandelier National Monument, NM

Climb across mesas and up canyon walls to a cave full of pictographs.

by: MacKenzie Ryan

Pictographs in Capulin Canyon (Craig Allen)
Pictographs in Capulin Canyon (Craig Allen)

trip iconTAKE IT WITH YOU
Download a printable version of this entire trip right here.
On The Menu

Breakfast 1
On the road
Lunch 1
Turkey sandwich on whole wheat bagel
Dinner 1
NM Chicken Burrito
Breakfast 2
Bandelier Bacon Cakes
Lunch 2
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Snacks
Trail mix, apples

NM Chicken Burrito    
Protein-packed recovery dinner

1 jalapeño pepper, minced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
1 avocado
½ onion
½ cup Monterey Jack cheese
2 tortillas
1 cup black beans (in zip-top)
1 small can of salsa

Sauté peppers for five minutes. Stir in black beans and cumin and heat. Pile mixture on tortillas and top with veggies, salsa, and cheese. Serves 2.

Bandelier Bacon Cakes

Rib-sticking start to the day

1 cup buttermilk pancake mix
¾ cup water
1 packet of shelf-stable bacon

Combine pancake mix with water. Start frying two strips of bacon in preheated pan. Once hot, flip over and pour batter into palm-size circles. Turn when small bubbles appear. Cook other side until light brown. Top with maple syrup. Recipe makes 6-7 cakes: enough for two people.


The Grocery List (Aisle # in Nearest Store Below)
[  ]  avocado (produce)
[  ]  jalapeño (produce)
[  ]  red pepper (produce)
[  ]  onion (produce)
[  ]  PB & J (produce)
[  ]  apples (produce)
[  ]  trail mix (bulk)
[  ]  ¼ lb. sliced turkey (deli)
[  ]  shelf-stable bacon (meat)
[  ]  instant buttermilk pancake mix (1)
[  ]  black beans (2)
[  ]  salsa (3)
[  ]  whole wheat bagels (5)
[  ] tortillas (5)
[  ]  shredded Monterey Jack cheese (5)

Pack: Cumin, maple syrup

PIT STOP
 
Fill up with Bandelier Grill’s one-pound, stuffed potatoes, with insides ranging from carne asada to green chile chicken. 11 Sherwood Blvd., White Rock, NM; (505) 672-4083; bandeliergrill.com

NEAREST GROCERY STORE 
SMITH’S FOOD AND DRUG
31 Sherwood Blvd., White Rock, NM
(505) 672-3811




Subscribe to Backpacker magazine
Sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter
Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State:
Zip:
Email (req):

Reader Rating: -

ADD A COMMENT

Your rating:
Your Name:

Comment:

My Profile Join Now

Most recent threads

Trailhead Register
Falling in the backcountry
Posted On: Aug 20, 2014
Submitted By: Grizzly James
The Political Arena
How ISIS got rich
Posted On: Aug 20, 2014
Submitted By: Ben2World
Go
View all Gear
Find a retailer

Special sections - Expert handbooks for key trails, techniques and gear

Check out Montana in Warren Miller's Ticket to Ride
Warren Miller athletes charge hard and reflect on Big Sky country, their love for this space and the immense energy allotted to the people who reside in Montana.

Boost Your Apps
Add powerful tools and exclusive maps to your BACKPACKER apps through our partnership with Trimble Outdoors.

Carry the Best Maps
With BACKPACKER PRO Maps, get life-list destinations and local trips on adventure-ready waterproof myTopo paper.

FREE Rocky Mountain Trip Planner
Sign up for a free Rocky Mountain National Park trip planning kit from our sister site MyRockyMountainPark.com.

Follow BackpackerMag on Twitter Follow Backpacker on Facebook
Get 2 FREE Trial Issues and 3 FREE GIFTS
Survival Skills 101 • Eat Better
The Best Trails in America
YES! Please send me my FREE trial issues of Backpacker
and my 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Full Name:
City:
Address 1:
Zip Code:
State:
Address 2:
Email (required):
Free trial offer valid for US subscribers only. Canadian subscriptions | International subscriptions