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Backpacker Magazine – October 2010

Rip & Go: Paradise Valley - Kings Canyon National Park

Hike in the spray of waterfalls deep in the heart of black bear country.

by: Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan

Beach campsite along The South Fork Kings River (Hank Christensen)
Beach campsite along The South Fork Kings River (Hank Christensen)
Mist Falls (Hank Christensen)
Mist Falls (Hank Christensen)

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On The Menu
Breakfast 1
On the road
Lunches 1 & 2
Avocado and cheese bagel; apples
Dinner
Paradise Pasta
Breakfast 2
Bear Bait Pancakes
Snacks
Granola bars, trail mix, cookies
 
Paradise Pasta  
Superhearty carbs dished up with veggies and cheese

1 packet Lipton Pasta Sides (any cheese flavor)
1 cup fresh broccoli
1 cup assorted mushrooms
3 ounces salami
3 ounces cheddar cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions. Chop broccoli and mushrooms and add to pasta as it cooks. Dice salami and cheese and add to pot when pasta is cooked; remove from heat and stir until the cheese melts.

Bear Bait Pancakes   
A berry-laden and energypacked breakfast

1 cup blueberry pancake mix
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup dried apricots
Vegetable oil
Maple syrup

Prepack oil and syrup in spillproof containers. Mix water, raisins, and chopped apricots. Heat oil over medium flame. Spoon three tablespoons of batter onto skillet; cook two to three minutes per side.

(Aisle #) - In nearest store below granola bars (1)
cookies (1)
Lipton Pasta Sides (1)
raisins (1)
trail mix (1)
apricots (1)
bagels (1)
pancake mix (2)
avocado (3)
apples (3)
broccoli (3)
mushrooms (3)
cheddar cheese (refrigerator)
salami (refrigerator)
Pack Vegetable oil, maple syrup

NEAREST GROCERY STORE 
Clingan’s Junction Grocery
35468 E. Kings Canyon Rd.,
Squaw Valley, CA; (559) 338-2404

PIT STOP
Get a custom slice (or three) at the Pizza Parlor in Grant Grove Village, where you can build your own pie with helpings of sausage, mushrooms, peppers, and more. Three miles east of Big Stump park entrance on CA 180; (866) 522-6966 ext. 334, sequoiakingscanyon.com/cabins.html




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