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Rip & Go: Badwater Basin to Gold Valley – Death Valley National Park, CA

Don't waste winter: Tackle this cross-country canyon trek in the Lower 48's largest national park.
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On The Menu

Breakfast 1
On the road
Lunch 1
Almond butter and honey on pitas
Dinner 1
Gold Valley Pasta
Breakfast 2
Oatmeal with walnuts and honey
Lunch 2
Badwater Tuna Sandwich
Snacks Granola bars, apples

Gold Valley Pasta
Cheesy noodles and veggies

3 ounces angel hair pasta
1 cup broccoli
1 pack powdered cheese
Pinch of salt, pepper, and garlic powder

Boil three cups water. Place pasta and broccoli into zip-top bag. Add water and let sit for 10 minutes. Pour excess water back into pot to brew tea. Add powdered cheese and mix it thoroughly. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste.

Badwater Tuna Sandwich
An easy, on-the-go lunch

1 pouch tuna
1 pack precooked bacon
1 pita
1 packet mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 stalk celery

Spread mayo or salad dressing inside pita. Fill with tuna, bacon strips, and diced celery. Dig in.

Grocery List (Aisle # in Nearest Store Below)

1 box zip-top bags (13)
3 oz. angel hair (14)
1 pack powdered cheese (14)
1 box granola bars (16)
2 packs instant oatmeal (16)
1 packet mayonnaise or salad dressing (17)
1 bottle of honey (17)
1 jar almond butter (17)
1 pouch tuna (18)
4 pitas (19)
1 pack precooked bacon (deli)
1 small head broccoli, 1 stalk celery, 2 apples, handful of walnuts (produce aisle)
Pack salt, pepper, garlic powder

Pit Stop
Hang with park rangers at the 19th Hole, their favorite local dive at the Furnace Creek Ranch Resort. They keep it simple, going for a burger and fries. CA 190, Death Valley, CA; (760) 786-2345

Nearest Grocery Store
Smith’s Food and Drug Center
601 S. NV 160; Pahrump, NV;
(775) 727-2400

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