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Backpacker Magazine – September 2011

Rip & Go: Broken Top Loop - Deschutes National Forest/Three Sisters Wilderness, OR

Cross ancient lava fields on a lake-filled weekend.

by: Eli Boschetto

South Sister (Photo by Ed Callaert)
South Sister (Photo by Ed Callaert)
Broken Top (Photo by Eli Boschetto)
Broken Top (Photo by Eli Boschetto)
Broken Top (Photo by Eli Boschetto)
Broken Top (Photo by Eli Boschetto)

Take it With You
Download a printable PDF of this entire weekend.

GPS-Enabled Trip Report
See this trip on a map, download it to your phone, GPS, or computer, and more.


On The Menu

Breakfast 1
On the road
Lunch 1
Deli sandwich
Dinner 1
Tam McArthur Taters
Breakfasts 2 & 3
Oatmeal with sliced almonds and dried cherries
Lunches 2 & 3
Bean wraps with corn chips, cheese, and green onion
Dinner 2
South Sister Salmon
Snacks
Pretzels, fruit bars

Tam McArthur Taters

Named for the man who named the mountains

4 green onions, chopped
4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup instant potatoes
4 ounces Cheddar
1 ounce shelf-stable bacon

Sauté green onions and mushrooms in olive oil and set aside. Prepare mashed potatoes according to package. When potatoes are ready, add sautéed veggies, crumbled bacon, and stir. Top with Cheddar. Serves two.

South Sister Salmon

Easy energy

2 cups couscous
6-ounce pouch salmon
¼ cup dried cherries
¼ sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
¼ cup pine nuts
1 packet Italian dressing

Toss pine nuts in a dry pan over medium heat until fragrant. Prepare couscous according to package, adding salmon near the end. Mix in dried cherries, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and salad dressing. Serves two.


The Grocery List (Aisle # in Nearest Store Below)
[  ] green onion (produce)
[  ] mushrooms (produce)
[  ] Cheddar (dairy)
[  ] bacon (deli)
[  ] sandwich (deli)
[  ] sliced almonds (bulk)
[  ] dried cherries (bulk)
[  ] sun-dried tomatoes (bulk)
[  ] pine nuts (bulk)
[  ] pretzels  (bulk)
[  ] couscous (bulk)
[  ] bean dip (2)
[  ] corn chips (2)
[  ] fruit bars (7)
[  ] salmon pouch (8)
[  ] Italian dressing (8)
[  ] instant potatoes (8)
[  ] instant oatmeal (10)
[  ] flour tortillas (12)

Pack Olive oil

PIT STOP

Take care of that post-trail hunger with one of Bronco Billy’s award-winning Ranch Grill Burgers, like the Bull Rider, slathered in house-made BBQ sauce and topped with an onion ring. 190 E. Cascade Ave., Sisters, OR; (541) 549-7427; broncobillysranchgrill.com

NEAREST GROCERY STORE 
Ray’s Food Place
635 N. Arrowleaf Trail
Sisters, OR
(541) 549-2222




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HSF
Feb 16, 2012

The gps enabled trip report link is busted.

MEM
Nov 06, 2011

We followed the rip & go route with two young children in August, 2011. It was a great trip for kids: just enough climbing and off-trail adventure, without pushing them too hard. Highly recommend it.

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