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Backpacker Magazine – August 2009

Rip & Go: Paintbrush-Cascade Canyons Loop - Grand Teton National Park

Climb through bear country to a campsite with views of The Grand.

by: Adrienne Saia Isaac, Illustration by Supercorn

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On The Menu

Breakfast 1
PB&J on a wheat bagel
Lunches 1 and 2
Salami-and-cheese bagel
Big Moose Couscous
Breakfast 2
Grand Grits
Snacks Organic chocolate and mixed nuts

Grand Grits
A savory start to a sweet day

2 packets instant grits
1/3 cup nonfat powdered milk
2 ounces pepper jack cheese (cubed)
1 handful of bacon bits

Stir instant grits and powdered milk into one cup of water and boil. Remove from heat, then top with cheese and bacon bits.

Big Moose Couscous
Cook less, enjoy the sunset more with this quick dinner.

1 package couscous
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 cup dried mushrooms
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon oregano

Boil two cups water. Add all ingredients to pot and let sit, covered, for 10 minutes. Serve.

The Grocery List
1 box instant grits
1/3 C. powdered milk
8 oz. pepper jack cheese
1 box couscous
1/2 C. sun-dried tomatoes
2 oz. dried mushrooms
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. oregano
8 oz. peanut butter
1 squeeze bottle berry preserves
3 wheat bagels
4 oz. salami
2 chocolate bars
8 oz. mixed nuts (bulk bins)
3 oz. bacon bits

(stocking varies, and Dornan's has no aisle numbers)

Dornan's Trading Post
200 Moose St., Moose, WY; (307) 733-2415;

The Mangy Moose Sit out on the deck and pair the barbecue pork ribs and mashed potatoes with a glass of the 2004 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon. The black cherry notes complement the maple-y BBQ sauce quite nicely, say local foodies. 3295 Village Dr., Teton Village, WY; (307) 733-4913

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