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Backpacker Magazine – October 2011

Rip & Go: Stratton Loop - Lye Brook Wilderness, VT

Climb to an expansive view of green rollers that inspired two long trails.

by: Lisa Densmore

Boardwalk across an unnamed stream (Photo by Bill Bessette)
Boardwalk across an unnamed stream (Photo by Bill Bessette)
Microburst (Photo by Lisa Densmore)
Microburst (Photo by Lisa Densmore)

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On The Menu

Breakfast 1
On the road
Lunches 1 & 2
Cheese bagel, trail mix, apple
Dinner 1
Stratton Steak and ’Taters
Dessert 1
Maple candy
Breakfasts 2 & 3
Oatmeal with blueberries
Dinner 2
Tuna Tortellini
Lunch 3
Noodle bowl, granola bar, and Colby Jack cheese

Stratton Steak and ’Taters   
Eat like a mountain man.

1 pound boneless rib steak, -inch thick, packed frozen
2 tablespoons steak sauce (optional)
2 carrots, thickly sliced
2 potatoes, cubed

Prepare a foil pouch for the potatoes and carrots (see Key Skill) and place on coals; cook for an hour, turning once. Meanwhile, cut steak into bite-size chunks, drizzle with steak sauce, and seal in foil. Cook for about 10 minutes, depending on heat. Serves two.

Tuna Tortellini  
A veggie and pasta medley

1 6-ounce pouch tuna
8 ounces spinach and cheese tortellini
1/2 cup broccoli, chopped
1/2 cup cauliflower, chopped
2 tablespoons butter

Boil tortellini for five minutes. Add the broccoli and cauliflower and simmer another five minutes. Meanwhile, split the butter and the tuna between two bowls. Drain the noodles/veggies, divide, and stir. Serves two.

The Grocery List (Aisle # in Nearest Store Below)

[  ]  broccoli (produce)
[  ]  cauliflower (produce)
[  ]  blueberries (produce)
[  ]  carrots (produce)
[  ]  apples (produce)
[  ]  potatoes (produce)
[  ]  steak (back)
[  ]  cheese bagels (back)
[  ]  tuna pouch (2)
[  ]  spinach and cheese tortellini (3)
[  ]  noodle bowl (3)
[  ]  maple candy (8)
[  ]  oatmeal (8)
[  ]  granola bar (14)
[  ]  Colby Jack cheese (15)
[  ]  trail mix (15)

Pack Steak sauce, butter

Order a glass of wine and the duck with peppercorn sauce at Bistro Henry, or get BBQ anything on “Slo Smoke Sunday.” 1942 Depot St., Manchester Center, VT; (802) 362-4982;



Shaw’s Supermarket
64 Equinox Terrace, Manchester, VT
(802) 362-4479

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