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Backpacker Magazine – May 2011

Rip & Go: Rock and Serene Lakes Loop - Mt. Hood National Forest, OR

Discover real wilderness just two hours from Portland.

by: Eli Boschetto

Serene Lake (Eli Boschetto)
Serene Lake (Eli Boschetto)

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On The Menu


Breakfast 1
On the road
Lunch 1
PB & Apple Burgers, Knott’s Boysenberry Shortbread
Dinner 1
Rock Lakes Noodle Stew, Whoopie pies
Breakfast 2
Granola
Lunch 2
Tillamook Pepper Sticks, Kraft Singles, Wheat Thins Snacks Frank’s RedHot Beef Jerky, trail mix, Snickers

Rock Lakes Noodle Stew
Comfort food made easy

2 carrots
1 zucchini
1 small yellow onion
8-10 button mushrooms
1 package Jack Links’ Steak Nuggets
2 packets beef-flavored ramen

Chop the veggies and bring two cups water to a boil. Add the ramen seasoning, veggies, and jerky. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the ramen noodles and simmer for three more minutes. Serves 2.

PB & Apple Burgers 
Hearty and crisp

2 Granny Smith apples
4 tablespoons peanut butter
2 teaspoons honey
2 hamburger buns

Core the apple and slice it into thin chips. Smear peanut butter on both sides of bun and drizzle with honey. Serves 2.


The Grocery List (Aisle # in Nearest Store Below)
[  ]  Tillamook Pepper Sticks (front)             
[  ]  Whoopie pies (front)
[  ]  apples (produce)
[  ]  carrots (produce)
[  ]  mushrooms (produce)
[  ]  zucchini (produce)
[  ]  honey (produce)
[  ]  Kraft Singles (dairy)
[  ]  trail mix (back)
[  ]  Snickers (1)
[  ]  hamburger buns (2)
[  ]  granola (2)
[  ]  Frank’s RedHot Beef Jerky (3)   
[  ]  Jack Links’ Steak Nuggets (3)
[  ]  beef ramen (3)
[  ]  peanut butter (3)
[  ]  Knott’s Boysenberry Shortbread  (3)
[  ]  Wheat Thins (3)

PIT STOP
Choose from pies like The Double Barrel, Cowboy Combo, and El Bandito at Hitchin’ Post Pizza. Our fave: Six Shooter with Italian sausage, beef, salami, mushrooms, olives, and green peppers. 458 SW 2nd St., Estacada, OR; (503) 630-6885; hitchinpostpizza.com

NEAREST GROCERY STORE 

Nature’s Country Store
15252 SE OR 224, Damascus, OR
(503) 558-0456





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