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Rip & Go: Thunderhead Loop

Hike from forest floor to a rocky ridge linking twin summits in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Blackley_MiddleProng_445x260Middle Prong (Pat & Chuck Blackley)
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Breakfast 1
On the road
Lunches 1 & 2 
Chicken, cheddar, and ranch wraps
Dinner 1 
Smokin’ Smoky Jambalaya
Breakfast 2 & 3 
Cheese grits
Dinner 2 Cataloochee Quesadillas
Snacks
Dried fruit, honey on tortillas, and nuts

RECIPES
Smokin’ Smoky Jambalaya
Set your tastebuds ablaze

1 pouch Knorr Sides Red Beans and Rice
1 summer sausage, sliced
4-5 fresh okra, sliced
Texas Pete hot sauce 
 
Cook rice in a pot according to package directions. With three minutes left, add sliced sausage and okra and cook until the rice is finished. Douse with hot sauce until your tongue burns—or to taste. Serves 2.

Cataloochee Quesadillas
Mexican-Italian Trail Food

1 yellow onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
8 flour tortillas
Cheddar cheese (slices)
Olive oil
Pepperoni
 
Sauté veggies in olive oil, and set aside. Layer cheese, pepperoni, and veggies inside a folded tortilla and flavor with Texas Pete hot sauce to taste. Cook until cheese is melted and tortilla browned, flip, and repeat. Serves 2.

The Grocery List

[  ]  okra (produce)
[  ]  green pepper (produce)
[  ]  yellow onion (produce)
[  ]  cheddar (dairy)
[  ]  pepperoni (meat)
[  ]  summer sausage (meat)
[  ]  ranch dressing (0)
[  ]  hot sauce (0)
[  ]  honey (1)
[  ]  instant  grits (1)
[  ]  dried fruit (1)
[  ]  2 cans chicken (2)
[  ]  Knorr Sides Red Beans and Rice (2)
[  ]  flour tortillas (2)
[  ]  nuts (6)
 
Pack Olive oil
 


NEAREST 
GROCERY STORE  

IGA
7945 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., 
Townsend, TN; (865) 448-3010 
 
 

PIT STOP Refuel with an Ol’ Smoky Burger or a Brewmaster Pizza, then wash it down with an Appalachian Pale Ale (brewed on site) at Smoky Mountain Brewery. 1004 Parkway, Gatlinburg; 

(865) 436-4200; smoky-mtn-brewery.com
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