Monday, March 9, 2009
Appalchian Trail - Still figuring things out
For breakfast honey buns have worked great. I like to hike a couple of miles to get warmed up and then have a honey bun with Gatorade or hot choc. For lunch I have cheese and crackers, fig newtons, trail mix, etc. I am going to start packing bagel and peanut butter for lunches. I am a firm believer in some kind of recovery food within thirty mins of the end of your hike. Those of you that know me know I swear by choc milk. I often make some kind of choc cereal with powdered milk. I use the milk left over for hot choc. I usually have some form of pasta later as well. I pour the water from the pasta into bottle and add Gatorade. I often snack on trail mix or cheese and crackers later at night.
Instead of relying on bladders I use a small Gatorade bottle in pocket and large one with pack. Much easier to get to, especially when everything keeps freezing.