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Rip & Go: Bowen-Baker Loop – Never Summer Wilderness, CO

Get national park scenery without the crowds on an alpine overnight with lakeside camping.
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On The Menu

Breakfast 1
On the road
Snack 1
Oatmeal cookies
Lunches 1 and 2
Peanut butter, bagels, honey
Parika pasta (w/trout if you got lucky)
Breakfast 2
Never Summer oatmeal
Snack 2

Never Summer Oatmeal
Add pizzazz to instant oats with this crazy twist.

1 package instant oatmeal
1 handful Craisins
1 banana, quartered and sliced
1/2 Snickers bar (optional)

Heat water and add to instant oatmeal. Throw in banana pieces, craisins, and hunks of Snickers. Stir, serve.

Parika Pasta
A carb-tastic dinner so good you’ll make it at home.

8 ounces spinach
16 ounces penne pasta
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)

Boil water. Add the greens and cook until tender. Spoon out and place in a bowl. Return the water to a boil. Add the pasta; cook until done. Drain water, stir in greens, olives, garlic, and feta.

The Grocery List (Aisle #) In Nearest Store Below 1 pack oatmeal raisin cookies (3)
2 bagels (bakery)
1 bag jerky (checkout)
2 Snickers bars (3)
1 jar peanut butter (1)
1 banana (1)
1 bag raisins or dried cranberries (3)
Instant brown sugar and cinnamon oatmeal (3)
16 oz. penne pasta (2)
8 oz. spinach (1)
1 clove garlic (1)
8 oz. Kalamata olives (1)
3 oz. feta cheese (4)
4 oz. honey (1)

The Country Market
At National Park Village
900 Moraine Ave., Estes Park, Colorado; (970) 586-2702

Try a Mountain Mai Tai and the buffalo-and-bacon meatloaf at Peak-to-Peak American Grille, 451 South Saint Vrain Ave., Estes Park, CO; (970) 577-0577.

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