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Backpacker Magazine – June 2009

Rip & Go: Under-the-Rim Trail - Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Dupe the daytrippers on this rugged trail to brilliantly colored backcountry cliffs and hoodoos.

by: Steve Howe

A view from the last day (
A view from the last day (
(Photo by Julia Vandenoever)
(Photo by Julia Vandenoever)
Casto Canyon (Whit Richardson)
Casto Canyon (Whit Richardson)

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On The Menu

Breakfast 1
Grab a quick one at Ruby's Inn, then shop for groceries.
Snack 1 Goldfish
Lunch 1 Flour tortillas and cheese
Dinner 1 Bryce Burgers and Chips
Breakfast 2 Oatmeal
Snack 2 Moon Pies
Lunch 2 Energy bars and gorp
Dinner 2 Tuna-mac
Breakfast 3
Bagel Bombs
Snack 3 Oatmeal cookies

Bryce Burgers and Chips
Real food, real easy

2 frozen hamburger patties per person
1 pack hamburger buns (divide at trailhead)
Several packets of condiments
1 bag tortilla chips
1 jar salsa (repackage in water bottle or small Platypus)

Bury frozen patties deep in your pack and insulate them with clothing. Carry tortilla chips atop pack load. Fry patties in pan over stove (medium heat, no fires). Garnish to taste.

Bagel Bombs
Ruby's Inn ain't no Whole Foods, but that doesn't mean you can't start the day with a deli-style breakfast.

1 bagel per person, sliced
2 ounces butter
2 cream cheese packets

Split and butter bagel. Fry halves separately, face down in pan, until golden brown. Spread one cream cheese packet on each half-bagel. Enjoy, and remember that hiking helps control cholesterol.

The Grocery List
[ ] 6-oz. package Goldfish
[ ] 2 tortillas
[ ] 1 lb. cheddar cheese (cooler)
[ ] 4 hamburger patties (freezer)
[ ] 4 buns
[ ] tortilla chips
[ ] 12-oz. jar salsa
[ ] 2 packs oatmeal
[ ] 9-oz. pack trail mix
[ ] 4 Moon Pies
[ ] 8 energy bars
[ ] 2 bagels
[ ] 1 stick butter
[ ] 1 pack oatmeal cookies
[ ] 6 condiment packs (microwave table)
[ ] 1 box mac-n-cheese
[ ] 1 pack tuna

(All items are between aisles 5 and 11; stocking varies)

Ruby's Inn General Store
1000 South UT 63 (just outside the park); (866) 866-6616

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