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Rip & Go: Four Pass Loop

Like peaks, lakes, and wildflowers? You'll love this Rockies classic in White River National Forest.


ON THE MENU


Breakfast 1
On the road

Lunches 1 & 2 PB and honey wraps
Dinner 1 
Four-Pasta Salad
Breakfasts 2, 3, 4 
Oatmeal w/ honey
Lunches 3 & 4
Sausage, cheese, and tomato paste wraps
Dinner 2
ramen with peanut butter
Dinner 3
Tortillas w/chicken and ranch
Snacks
Maroon Mix, apples, energy bars, cheese sticks, jerky

RECIPES
Four-Pasta Salad
Easy, hearty Italian

1 cup rotini
1 small can black olives
½ cup sun-dried tomatoes
2 ounces Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper

Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta cooks, soak tomatoes in hot water until soft. Drain both pasta and tomatoes. Combine all ingredients and stir until the cheese softens.

Maroon Mix
Flavorful gorp to match your surroundings

1 cup Cheerios
1 cup almonds
½ cup chocolate chips
¼ cup dried cherries
¼ cup dried cranberries

Combine all ingredients in a zip-top bag. If desired, let mixture sit in the sun until chocolate chips melt (about 10 minutes); shake well.

The Grocery List

[  ]  apples (produce)
[  ]  sun-dried tomatoes (salad bar)
[  ]  1 packet ranch dressing (salad bar)
[  ]  energy bars  (3)
[  ]  black olives (4)
[  ]  almonds  (5)
[  ]  chocolate chips  (5)
[  ]  dried cherries  (5)
[  ]  dried cranberries  (5)
[  ]  Cheerios  (6)
[  ]  peanut butter  (6)
[  ]  honey  (6)
[  ]  oatmeal  (6)
[  ]  Manchego cheese  (9)
[  ]  tomato paste  (10)
[  ]  tortillas  (11)
[  ]  rotini  (11)
[  ]  ramen  (11)
[  ]  chicken packet  (14)
[  ]  sausage  (15)
[  ]  cheese sticks  (15)
[  ]  beef jerky  (15)

Pack Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper


NEAREST
GROCERY STORE 

Clark’s Market
300 Puppy Smith Rd., Aspen, CO
(970) 925-8046

PIT STOP Swing by Little Annie’s for the beef stew, says Goff. Comfort foods like BBQ ribs, brats, and fried chicken fill out the menu. 517 Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO; (970) 925-1098; littleannies.com

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