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Backpacker Magazine – March 2011

Rip & Go: Goldmyer Hot Springs - Snoqualmie NF, WA

Track beneath waterfalls and icicle-hung trees to a soothing soak.

by: Nathan Barnes and Jeremy Barnes

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Breakfast 1

On the road

Lunches 1 & 2
Onion bagels with ham and cream cheese

Dinner 1
Presto Pesto Tortellini

Breakfast 2
Snoqualmie Taters

Tilla-moos, teriyaki turkey jerky, Jelly Belly beans

Presto Pesto Tortellini
Italian gourmet in a snap
12 ounces fresh tortellini
2 ounces sun-dried tomatoes
1 ounce pine nuts
2 ounces Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons pesto

Fresh tortellini cooks faster and tastes better than dried, and easily keeps overnight. In a quart of water, boil sun-dried tomatoes for two minutes. Add tortellini and boil for three to five minutes until al dente. Drain water. Mix in pesto and pine nuts. Top with Parmesan to taste. Serves 2.

Snoqualmie Taters
A hearty hobo scramble
½ onion, diced
4 slices precooked bacon
2 eggs
10 ounces hash browns
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
Johnny’s Seasoning Salt

Crack eggs into a Nalgene before setting out. Sauté hash browns until golden (10 minutes). Add onions and cook three minutes. Add eggs, bacon, and seasoning. Simmer over medium, stirring, until eggs are done. Serves 2.

The Grocery List
[ ] pine nuts (produce)
[ ] sun-dried tomatoes (produce)
[ ] onion (produce)
[ ] ham (deli)
[ ] bagels (2)
[ ] hash browns (5)
[ ] pesto (5)
[ ] eggs (5)
[ ] bacon (5)
[ ] fresh tortellini (5)
[ ] cream cheese (5)
[ ] Parmesan cheese (5)
[ ] Tilla-moos (5)
[ ] Jelly Belly beans (11)
[ ] turkey jerky (12)
[ ] Johnny’s Seasoning (15)

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Star Star Star Star Star
Mar 28, 2013

Oh, Goldmyer, you magical place of mystery and power. I have loved you with passion for 15 years, and get excited to share you with any friend who needs the restoration you provide. Now I shed a tear for the secret that breaths. Hypocritical in the extreme, and only a symptom of my jealousy of your love. My respect is boundless, as is your worthiness!

Oct 14, 2012

awesome ya you rock totally.
The last thing Goldmeyer needs is more people you fuckin' parasites.

Helen Ratford
Apr 18, 2011

The ingitients of the food looks good. And some of the recipes I tried is really good but listen to this... I have 3 kids. 2 daughters, and 1 son all including myself have done the Wonderland Trail,Mt. Rainier National Park. We did it in sections. My kids enjoy the food! Even though it has vegtables in it! They don't seem to notice the vegtables at all.Which is wonderful.Anyways thanks.Bye.


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