Getting to the top of a mountain and capturing the surrounding views can be an incredibly rewarding experience! In fact, the physical challenges and feelings of accomplishment are so great that you may find yourself wanting to climb more peaks and bigger mountains. For some this can lead them on a journey that culminates on Mount Everest! But, nobody starts with climbing the highest mountain in the world. We start with a dream of a mountain. This blog post is full of mountain climbing basics to turn your dream of a mountain summit into actionable steps to get you up the mountain.
Ultimately 2 years of trial and error and I have refined the backcountry taco into a masterpiece. Some of the final touches included switching from corn to flour tortillas and a very unconventional use of the reactor stove. The results- mouthwatering.
I am 2 weekends into 3 weekends of backpacking and have been geeking out about meal plans. To be honest, I always geek out about food and nutrition (no surprise). Eating in the backcountry shouldn’t really be different than how we eat at home. Our balance of macros (fat, protein, and carbs) and sources should be similar. The problem is, many of us don’t know how to balance macros at home and this carries over to the backcountry.
My trip into the Palisades in the California Sierra involved a very BIG day of almost none stop movement. Sometimes you plan these days out well in advance, sometimes it’s a spur of the moment trip. As we packed, I grabbed some easy win trail snacks.