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Backpacker Magazine – September 2010

Rip & Go: Horse Mountain to Traveler Mountain - Baxter State Park, ME

Reach great granite heights on Katahdin's next-door neighbor.

by: Text and Mapping by Christopher Keene

Little Knife Edge (Tim Seaver)
Little Knife Edge (Tim Seaver)
Gregory Serrac 45 (Courtesy Photo)
Gregory Serrac 45 (Courtesy Photo)
Waterfall at mile two (Tim Seaver)
Waterfall at mile two (Tim Seaver)
Traveler Mountain (Tim Seaver)
Traveler Mountain (Tim Seaver)

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Download a printable version of this entire trip right here.
On The Menu
Breakfast 1On the road
Lunches 1 & 2 Peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, raisins on English muffin
Dinner 1 Five Ponds Fajita (below)
Breakfasts 2 & 3 Oatmeal with dried pineapple
Dinner 2 Mushroom Bombs
Snacks Honey-roasted peanuts, Snickers

Five Ponds Fajita
Tortillas piled with the works

2 large tortillas
3 ounces teriyaki beef jerky, cubed
2 ounces cheddar, shredded
2 tablespoons salsa (repackage in a small container)
1/4 cup each diced yellow onion, red pepper, green pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 ounces shredded lettuce

Sauté onions, peppers, and jerky in olive oil, spread in tortilla with salsa. Sprinkle on cheddar and lettuce; wrap and serve.

Mushroom Bombs
Easy backcountry gourmet

24 Ritz crackers, crushed
12 pepperoni slices
4 tablespoons butter
4 slices provolone
4 large portabella mushrooms

Dice portabella stems and pepperoni, and sauté in half the butter along with caps. Remove caps, heat rest of butter, then add crushed crackers and mix. Mound stuffing into caps. Cover each cap with one provolone slice, cover and fry until cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.

The  Grocery List
(Aisle # - In nearest store below)

[  ] 4 large Portabellas w/ stems (produce)
[  ] 1 each: green, red,  and yellow peppers (produce)
[  ] pepperoni (deli)
[  ] 1 bag shredded cheddar (deli)
[  ] provolone (deli)
[  ] 1 box Ritz (2)
[  ] olive oil (2)
[  ] oatmeal (2)
[  ] dried pineapple (3)
[  ] salsa (4)
[  ] flour tortillas (4)
[  ] honey-roasted
       peanuts (5)
[  ] trail mix (6)
[  ] peanut butter (10)       
[  ] fluff (10)
[  ] English muffins (10)
[  ] 1 package jerky (10)
[  ] butter (11)
[  ] Snickers (check out)

NEAREST GROCERY STORE 
Hannaford Food & Drug

843 Central Ave., Millinocket, ME (207) 723-8047

PIT STOP Find good eats in hiker-size portions at the  The Appalachian Trail Café. Try the cheesy-crunchy South of the Border Nachos and peruse a wall of thru-hikers’ hero poses atop Katahdin. 33 Penobscot Ave., Millinocket, ME; (207) 723-4321





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BSPDCR
Jul 04, 2011

As Mr. Keene states, this a 3 day, 2 night trip. Even in 3 days, many find this to be quite challenging.

BSP visitors have been mistakenly planning this as a 2 day 1 night trip. Most if not all of those that do leave very frustrated without completing their objective.

Otherwise, this is a good description of a less traveled part of Baxter.

BSPDCR
Jul 04, 2011

As Mr. Keene states, this a 3 day, 2 night trip. Even in 3 days, many find this to be quite challenging.

BSP visitors have been mistakenly planning this as a 2 day 1 night trip. Most if not all of those that do leave very frustrated without completing their objective.

Otherwise, this is a good description of a less traveled part of Baxter.

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