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Rip & Go: Loowit Trail – Mt. St. Helens National Monument, WA

Tackle a challenging, rocky route in the shadow of America's most famous volcano.
october 09 rip n go loowit trail 445x260Lupin-filled view of the Summit Crater (Tomas Kaspar)

On The Menu

Breakfast 1
On the road
Lunches 1 & 2
Bagel and hummus
Dinner 1
St. Helens Meat ‘n Potatoes
Breakfasts 2 & 3
Muesli with milk
Dinner 2
Explorer’s Enchilada
Granola bars, jerky, cheese

St. Helens Meat ‘n Potatoes
Carbs to fuel a big day

2/3 cup potato flakes
3/4 cup dehydrated milk
1 tablespoon dried onions
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons butter
4.5 ounces dried beef

Put dry ingredients (except milk) in a zip-top bag. Boil 1 1/4 cups water. Pour into the bag and knead. Let sit for six minutes. Melt butter in pan, add rehydrated milk and beef. Stir until thick. Serve on potatoes.

Explorer’s Enchilada
Add heat with this saucy south-of-the-border meal.

2 flour tortillas
1 packet Lawry’s enchilada sauce
1 box Mexican rice
3-ounce pouch cooked chicken
1 tablespoon dried onions
8 ounces cheddar cheese
2 packets hot sauce

Cook rice, according to directions. Heat the enchilada sauce, dried onions, and chicken in a smaller pot. Fill the tortillas with the rehydrated rice, cheese, and enchilada sauce mixture.

The Grocery List (Aisle Number in Nearest Store Below)

2 Tbs. butter (2)
12 oz. cheddar (2)
4 oz. beef jerky (9)
1 box granola bars (11)
3 C. muesli (12)
2 C. powdered milk (12)
2 Tbs. dried onions (12)
1/2 tsp. garlic
powder (12)
4.5-oz. pack dried
beef (13)
3-oz. pack precooked
chicken (13)
1 pack potato
flakes (13)
1 pack tortillas (14)
enchilada sauce (14)
1 box Goya Mexican style rice (14)
2 hot sauce packs (14)
4 bagels (bakery)
6 oz. hummus (deli)

Nearest Grocery Store

1725 Pacific Ave., Woodland, WA
(360) 225-4370

Pit Stop
Pull into the Backwoods Café, right outside the park entrance, for their 22-ounce rib eye. Too much? Go for the Logger Stew, a beef and veggie soup served in a sourdough bread bowl. (360) 255-1980;

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