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Backpacker Magazine – September 2010

Rip & Go: Stuart Fork to Alpine Lake -Trinity Alps, CA

Discover the inner sanctum of California's second largest wilderness.

by: Devon Taylor, Mapped by Leon Nelson

Stuart Fork gurgles over a granite streambed (Ed Callaert)
Stuart Fork gurgles over a granite streambed (Ed Callaert)
Pale granite batholith peaks in the White Trinities (Thomas Hallstein)
Pale granite batholith peaks in the White Trinities (Thomas Hallstein)

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On The Menu
Breakfast 1 On the road
Lunches 1 & 3 Beef jerky and Monterey Jack cheese
Dinner 1 Alpine Garlic Trout (below)
Breakfast 2 Dried fruit & granola
Lunch 2 Peanut butter and jelly burrito
Dinner 2 Trinity Alfredo (below)
Breakfast 3 Oatmeal
Snacks Energy bars

Alpine Garlic Trout
Catch of the day with a zesty spin
1 trout, cleaned, no head or tail
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 yellow onion, chopped
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 jalapeño, seeded and diced
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Put garlic, onion, and lemon juice in the fish’s cavity. Place trout on foil and rub with butter. Sprinkle jalapeño around fish. Season, seal fish in the foil, and cook on coals until flesh is flaky. No luck? Eat a tuna and cheese burrito.

Trinity Alfredo
Hearty Italian trail-fare
1 7-ounce pouch chicken
1 pack Alfredo sauce mix
2 tablespoons milk (from powder)
1 cup sliced mushrooms
8 ounces linguine
2 teaspoons butter
Parmesan cheese

Boil pasta until al dente, strain, and put in bag with Parmesan. Sauté mushrooms and chicken in butter, add Alfredo and milk, and let simmer 5-7 minutes. Add pasta.

The Grocery List (Aisle # - In nearest store below)
[ ] 1 pack of dried fruit
[ ] 1 box granola
[ ] 1 block Monterey Jack cheese
[ ] Parmesan cheese
[ ] beef jerky
[ ] energy bars
[ ] peanut butter
[ ] jelly (any kind)
[ ] tortillas
[ ] instant oatmeal
[ ] 1 pouch tuna
[ ] 1 pouch chicken
[ ] 1 garlic clove
[ ] 1 yellow onion
[ ] 1 lemon
[ ] 1 jalapeño
[ ] 1 packet Alfredo
[ ] 1 box linguine
[ ] 1 box dried milk

Pack Salt, pepper, garlic powder, butter, and aluminum foil

NEAREST GROCERY STORE
TOPS SUPER FOODS

1665 Main St., Weaverville, CA
(530) 623-2656

PIT STOP Step into the saloon-style La Grange Café for home-smoked pork ribs. Save room for the cafe’s signature dessert: Rein de Sabe, a chocolate, flourless cake with walnuts and whipped cream. 315 N. Main St., Weaverville, CA; (530) 623-5325


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