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Backpacker Magazine – August 2010

Rip & Go: Mt. Eielson Loop

Explore pure wilderness on this two-day circuit in the Alaska Range.

by: Kim Phillips

A view from Grassy Pass. (Michael Deyoung)
A view from Grassy Pass. (Michael Deyoung)

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ON THE MENU
Breakfast 1
On the road

Lunch 1
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Dinner 1
Grizzly Curry

Breakfast 2
Instant oatmeal with brown sugar

Lunch 2
Glacier Creek Pasta Salad

Snacks
Trail mix, molasses cookies, granola bars

RECIPES
Grizzly Curry  

Deliciously spicy rice dish dressed up with a little cashew crunch

¼ cup milk (from powder)
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons curry powder
3 cups water
2 cups instant rice
Cashews

Combine salt, curry powder, water in a cook pot and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in rice, then cover and simmer. When rice is soft and liquid has been absorbed (about 5 minutes), add milk and cashews. Stir and serve.

Glacier Creek Pasta Salad 

Gourmet ingredients in an easy backcountry one-potter

4 ounces corkscrew pasta
2 ounces sliced black olives
¼ cup chopped cashews
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
3 ounces honey mustard dressing in a zip-top bag
Boil and drain pasta. Stir in olives, lemon pepper, and salad dressing. Add nuts and Parmesan cheese to taste.

The Grocery List
[  ] Cashews (2)
[  ] Molasses cookies (2)
[  ] Trail mix (2)
[  ] Dehydrated milk (3)
[  ] Granola bars (3)
[  ] Instant oatmeal with brown sugar (3)
[  ] Jelly (3)
[  ] Peanut butter (3)
[  ] Bread (4)
[  ] Instant rice (4)
[  ] Parmesan cheese (4)
[  ] Sliced black olives (4)
[  ] Corkscrew pasta (5)
[  ] Honey mustard dressing (5)

Pack Lemon pepper, curry powder, and salt

NEAREST GROCERY STORE 
Canyon Market and Cafe
Milepost 238.4 Parks Hwy.,
Denali, AK; (907) 683-7467





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