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Backpacker Magazine – August 2009

Rip & Go: Spider Glacier - Glacier Peak Wilderness, WA

Stroll through wildflower-filled meadows to a frozen slice of the Cascade Range.

by: Shannon Davis & Quincy Moore

Spider Meadow (Alan Bauer)
Spider Meadow (Alan Bauer)
Ratsack Cache Bag (Courtesy photo)
Ratsack Cache Bag (Courtesy photo)
Western Tanager (Michael H. Francis)
Western Tanager (Michael H. Francis)

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On The Menu

Breakfast 1
On the road
Apples with peanut butter and granola bars
Lunches 1 and 2
Cucumber slices and cheddar on a tortilla with spicy mustard
Dinner 1
Salmon Pesto
Breakfast 2
Volcanic Breakfast Burrito

Wenatchee Salmon Pesto
Carbs, the Northwest way

8 ounces fettuccine
7 ounces pink salmon
2 ounces pesto
1 clove garlic, minced
3 ounces pine nuts

Boil water and cook pasta until al dente. Drain. Add pesto, garlic, pine nuts, salmon, salt, pepper, and olive oil to pasta. Stir and enjoy.

Volcanic Breakfast Burrito
A trail-Mex blast of flavor

1 large tortilla
1 cup Egg Beaters
1/3 cup instant hash browns
3 strips precooked bacon
2 ounces cheese
1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Put hash browns in a bowl, add one cup boiling water, and let sit for five minutes. Oil pan and fry hash browns until golden. Stir in Egg Beaters. Fry. Sprinkle chili powder, and add bacon. Scoop into tortilla; add cheese.

The Grocery List - (Aisle #) in nearest store below

1 box granola bars (1)
1 jar peanut butter (2)
1 squeeze bottle spicy mustard (2)
1/2 tsp. chili powder (2)
1 package of tortillas (3)
1 box instant hash browns (4)
7-oz. pink salmon pouch (4)
8 oz. fettuccine (4)
4 oz. Egg Beaters (deli)
8 oz. cheddar (deli)
1 tube pesto (deli)
1 pack precooked bacon (meat dept.)
2 apples (produce)
1 cucumber (produce)
1 onion (produce)

Pack spices, olive oil

Dan's Food Market
1329 US 2, Leavenworth, WA; (509) 548-5611

Go for the white chili at The Soup Cellar in Leavenworth. Except on a Friday or Saturday night; then dig into a special all-you-can-eat prime rib dinner. 815 Front St., Leavenworth, WA; (509) 548-6300

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