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Rip & Go: Big Creek Loop

Hike from a wildlife-choked river valley to soaring mountain views.

ON THE MENU

Breakfast 1
On the road
Lunch 1 
PB&J pita
Dinner 1 
Smokies Sausage Biscuits
Breakfast 2 
Bacon and Ramp Quiche
Lunch 2 Tuna melt in a pita
Snacks
Dried pineapple, granola bars

RECIPES
Smokies Sausage Biscuits
Southern vittles for the trail 

1 pound pork sausage, frozen
¼ cup green onions, diced
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup Bisquick
Pinch of ground red pepper
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
½ cup milk (from powder)
½ cup finely grated cheddar
 
Sauté sausage with onions, and drain. Mix other ingredients, and spoon batter onto skillet in a four-inch cake. Cook until bubbles form, and flip. Dress with sausage and onions. Serves 2.

Bacon and Ramp Quiche
A fortifying breakfast

1 piecrust from tube
3 slices precooked bacon
4 ounces mushrooms
¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes
1 cup green onions, diced
3 eggs (frozen in Nalgene)
1 cup milk (from powder)
3 ounces shredded cheddar
 
Fry bacon, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Put piecrust in pan, fill with mixture, top with cheese. Beat eggs and milk; pour on. Cook covered 30 minutes. Serves 2.

The Grocery List

[  ]  green onions (produce)
[  ]  mushrooms (produce)
[  ]  sun-dried tomatoes (produce)
[  ]  dried pineapple (produce)
[  ]  sausage (meat)
[  ]  bacon (meat)
[  ]  cheddar (dairy)
[  ]  eggs (dairy)
[  ]  pita (1)
[  ]  Bisquick (3)
[  ]  peanut butter & jelly (3)
[  ]  granola bars (3)
[  ]  tuna pouch (5)
[  ]  piecrust (7)
[  ]  dried milk (7)
 
Pack Salt and pepper, aluminum foil, ground red pepper, nutmeg, 
dry mustard

NEAREST
GROCERY STORE 

White’s IGA
208 W. Broadway, Newport, TN; 
(423) 623-3356
 

PIT STOP Local hikers gorge on ribs at Sagebrush Steakhouse, then unclog their pipes with the Highway To Hell—a signature drink that tastes like Kool-Aid but packs a rummy punch. 201 Heritage Blvd., Newport, TN; (423) 613-4900; sagebrushsteakhouse.com

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