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Backpacker Magazine – October 2011

Rip & Go: Lake of the Clouds to Summit Peak - Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, MI

Hike a high escarpment above a northern forest and Lake Superior.

by: Steve Johnson

Old-growth hemlocks (Photo by Eric Wunrow)
Old-growth hemlocks (Photo by Eric Wunrow)
Lake of the Clouds (Photo by Eric Wunrow)
Lake of the Clouds (Photo by Eric Wunrow)
Winter views of Lake Superior (Photo by Sandy Richardson)
Winter views of Lake Superior (Photo by Sandy Richardson)

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On the Menu
 
Breakfast 1
On the road
Lunch 1
PB and banana wraps
Dinner 1
Salmon Pesto Rotini
Dessert 1
Copper Country Cake
Breakfast 2
Wraps with cream cheese and dried blueberries and cranberries
Lunch 2
PB&J wraps
Snacks
Salami, cheese, gorp, jerky
 
Salmon Pesto Rotini
Savory backcountry gourmet
 
8 ounces rotini
6-ounce salmon packet
1 ½-ounce pack dry pesto mix
¼ cup diced toasted pecans
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
 
Bring four cups of water to a boil, add in pasta, cook until al dente,
and drain. Add oil, ¾ cup water, and pesto mix, stir. Mix in salmon,
pecans, and cheese. Serves two.
 
Copper Country Cake
Everything but the icing
 
5 chocolate wafer cookies, crushed
2 packets powdered orange
2 tablespoons chocolate chips
1 teaspoon sugar
2 ounces cream cheese
 
Combine everything except the cream cheese in a sealable bag and shake. Add cream cheese, seal bag, and squish until blended. Serve in a dish or eat from the bag. Serves two.
 
Grocery List (Aisle # In nearest store below)
 
[ ] bananas (produce)
[ ] trail mix (bulk)
[ ] jerky (1)
[ ] flour tortillas (1)
[ ] Parmesan cheese (1)
[ ] cream cheese (1)
[ ] salami (1)
[ ] cheddar cheese (1)
[ ] chocolate wafer cookies (2)
[ ] peanut butter and jelly (3)
[ ] rotini (3)
[ ] salmon packet (3)
[ ] dry pesto mix (3)
[ ] dried blueberries (4)
[ ] dried cranberries (4)
[ ] toasted pecans (7)
[ ] packet olive oil (7)
[ ] powdered orange (7)
[ ] chocolate chips (7)
[ ] sugar packet (7)
 
NEAREST GROCERY STORE Super One Foods  1009 Holiday Ln., Hurley, WI (715) 561-3000
 
PIT STOP Swing by the Northwoods General Store and Coffeehouse in Wakefield for a ham-and-cheese panini, homemade pie, and a double-scoop cone of Mackinac



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