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Backpacker Magazine – September 2011

Rip & Go: Debsconeag Loop - Maine Public Reserved Lands, Nahmakanta Unit, ME

Cross the northeast's wildest moose country beneath fall's fiery canopy.

by: Christopher Keene

Nahmakanta Lake (Photo by Tim Seaver)
Nahmakanta Lake (Photo by Tim Seaver)
Luminous moss (Photo by iStock)
Luminous moss (Photo by iStock)

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On The Menu
Breakfast 1
On the road
Lunches 1 & 3
Fluffernutter on
honey bagel
Dinner 1
Stink Pond Wrap
Breakfasts 2 & 3
Cream of Wheat with dried blueberries
Lunch 2
Ham and Swiss on honey bagel
Dinner 2
Debsconeag Easy ’Roni
Snacks
Cheerios/dried cranberries trail mix
 
Stink Pond Wrap
Melty trail sandwiches
2 flour tortillas
4 slices Swiss cheese
6 slices brown sugar ham
1 apple, peeled, cored and thinly
sliced
4 slices precooked bacon
2 packets ranch dressing
 
Spread one packet ranch onto each tortilla, lay on two slices Swiss cheese, three slices ham, two slices bacon and half the apple slices. Heat in frying pan until lightly browned. Serves two.
 
Debsconeag Easy ’Roni
Cheese delivery system
 
²/³ cup elbow macaroni
1 tablespoon butter
¼ cup feta
2 tablespoons Romano
¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes,
diced
5 slices smoked summer
sausage
Tabasco to taste
 
Cook macaroni, drain. Add butter and cheeses, and stir until well blended. Mix in sun-dried tomatoes and sausage. Serves two.
 
THE GROCERY LIST (AISLE # IN NEAREST STORE BELOW)
[ ] apples (produce)
[ ] Swiss cheese (deli)
[ ] ham (deli)
[ ] shelf-stable bacon (deli)
[ ] feta (deli)
[ ] sun-dried tomatoes (deli)
[ ] summer sausage (deli)
[ ] butter (dairy)
[ ] honey bagels (bread)
[ ] flour tortillas (1)
[ ] Tabasco (1)
[ ] dried blueberries (1)
[ ] ranch dressing (1)
[ ] macaroni (2)
[ ] Romano cheese (2)
[ ] Cheerios (3)
[ ] dried cranberries (3)
[ ] Cream of Wheat (3)
[ ] Marshmallow Fluff (5)
 
NEAREST GROCERY STORE
INDIAN HILL SHOP N SAVE
148 Moosehead Lake Rd.
Greenville, ME; (207) 695-2104
 
PIT STOP Order up a Maine speciality—the jumbo lobster rolls—at Flatlander’s Pub.
36 Pritham Ave., Greenville, ME; (207) 695-3373
 
 



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