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Backpacker Magazine – May 2011

Rip & Go: Rockytop Loop - Shenandoah National Park, VA

Escape Skyline Drive to discover secret summits and hidden valleys.

by: Peter Rives

Rockytop Loop, Shenandoah National Park (Pat & Chuck Blackley)
Rockytop Loop, Shenandoah National Park (Pat & Chuck Blackley)
Desert snake (istock)
Desert snake (istock)

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On The Menu


Breakfast 1
On the road
Lunches 1 & 2
Peanut butter and dried fruit tortillas
Dinner 1

Rockytop Tortellini
Dessert 1

Shenandoah Surprise
Breakfast 2

Granola with powdered milk
Snacks

Dried fruit, chocolate

Rockytop Tortellini
One-pot Italian

8 ounces Barilla dry tortellini
½ envelope McCormick’s
marinara sauce mix
½ envelope McCormick’s pesto
sauce mix
2 ounces sliced pepperoni
Olive oil

Cook pasta according to package directions and drain, leaving 1 cup water in the pot with the pasta. Stir in both sauce pouches and add 3 tablespoons olive oil. Stir and add pepperoni. Serves 2.

Shenandoah Surprise
Food for making friends

½ 21-ounce box brownie mix
(transfer to a zip-top bag)
¼ cup powdered milk
2 cups boiling water
Graham crackers
1 apple

Combine brownie mix with powdered milk in a pot. Slowly add boiling water and stir until the mix reaches the consistency of pudding. Serve fondue-style, dipping graham crackers, sliced apples, or a spoon. Serves 4.


The Grocery List (Aisle # in Nearest Store Below)
[ ] apple (produce)
[ ] dried fruit (1)
[ ] flour tortillas (3)
[ ] peanut butter (6)
[ ] Barilla tortellini (7)
[ ] McCormick’s marinara sauce mix (7)
[ ] McCormick’s pesto sauce mix (7)
[ ] brownie mix (8)
[ ] dried milk (8)
[ ] granola (10)
[ ] sliced pepperoni (13)
[ ] graham crackers (13)
[ ] chocolate bar (18)

Pack: Olive oil

NEAREST GROCERY STORE 

Kroger
245 Arch Ave., Waynesboro, VA
(540) 943-3172

PIT STOP
Feast on the bratwurst, apples, and onion pizza at Blue Mountain Brewery, then wash it down with a house-brewed Full Nelson Pale Ale. 9519 Critzers Shop Rd., Afton, VA; (540) 456-8020; bluemountainbrewery.com




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