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Backpacker Magazine – January 2011

Rip & Go: Lyell Canyon, Yosemite

Escape front-country crowds on a trek to the park's idyllic interior.

by: Laura Onstot

Yosemite's splendor at sunset. (Russell)
Yosemite's splendor at sunset. (Russell)
Reader expert Dave Miller. (Courtesy)
Reader expert Dave Miller. (Courtesy)

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Breakfast 1
On the road
Lunches
Peanut butter and jelly tortillas
Dinner 1
Evelyn Lake Poached Trout
Breakfasts
Oatmeal with sliced almonds, raisins, and brown sugar
Dinner 2
Trout Tacos a la Tuolumne
Snacks
Trail mix, apples and granola bars

RECIPES
Evelyn Lake Poached Trout
Your catch of the day with refreshing herbs

1 trout (or 6-ounce pouch tuna)
1 teaspoon of your favorite herb seasoning (dill, basil, cilantro)

Make an inverted teepee frame with peeled twigs and place in cooking pot with ¾ cup of water. Cut cleaned trout in half and sprinkle with seasoning. Place two halves skin-side-down into the teepee. Bring water to a boil and simmer until trout is cooked through (about eight minutes). Serve with rice. Serves 2.

Trout Tacos a la Tuolumne
A zesty twist on Yosemite’s fave fish

1 trout (or 6-ounce pouch salmon)
½ cup dehydrated salsa
Salt
2 tortillas

Cut trout in half, sprinkle salt, spear with forked stick, and cook over open fire. In a bowl, rehydrate salsa with ½ cup of water. Crumble cooked trout into a tortilla, sprinkle salt, add salsa, and enjoy. Serves 2.

The Grocery List

[  ]  tortillas (bakery)
[  ]  pepperoni (deli)
[  ]  apples (produce)
[  ]  1 pouch tuna
        or salmon (2)
[  ]  herb seasoning (4)
[  ]  instant rice (4)
[  ]  1 jar peanut
         butter (4)
[  ]  1 jar jelly (6)
[  ]  oatmeal (6)
[  ]  trail mix(6)
[  ]  almonds (6)
[  ]  raisins (6)
[  ]  granola bars
         (cereal section)

Pack Brown sugar, salt, dehydrated salsa


NEAREST
GROCERY STORE 

Lee Vining Market
51303 Highway 395, Lee Vining, CA;
(760) 647-1010


PIT STOP Miller can’t resist stopping for grub at PJ’s Café and Pizzeria. “It’s a nice place to unwind after a multiday trip,” he says. But skip the pizzas: “The sandwiches and burgers are better.” 18986 CA 120, Groveland, CA; (209) 962-7501




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