Hello hikertrash foodies! Clinical dietitian by profession but spend my days dreaming of the outdoors. My blog focuses on experimentation with trail friendly ultralight foods, meal preparation, menu planning and resupply strategies. Hope you enjoy following my culinary experiments while thru hiking the Appalachian Trail starting 5/23/17.
Many aspiring thru hikers spend years planning for their first thru-hike. I personally spent over 15 months planning for my 2017 PCT thru-hike.
Ok, folks! I will be the first to admit that prior to leaving for the PCT I truly believed I needed everything in my pack. After researching gear,
Unexpected injuries ending thru hikes prematurely can be devastating! After hiking only 375 miles, I was forced off the trail due to a shoulder
Seventy-seven miles on the PCT in the books! I'm pain-free, feeling strong and enjoying what each new day brings! So here goes... PCT food review one
What an emotional day! Putting on the clothes that I plan to wear day after day for the next several months was the first reality check of the
Okay, so I pulled it off! Fourteen 5000 calorie menus within my two pound daily goal for a grand total of 345 pounds of food! How on earth am I going
For those that have followed previous post for examples of recipes that made the final cut. An additional forty-one bars, snacks and treats are also
First off, I want to share how excited I am about the number of hikers worldwide that have shared interest in improving nutrition while thru hiking.
"You're not going to tell me pop-tarts aren't ultralight, are you?!? Actually, that's exactly what I'm saying. A significant amount of my
When buying ultralight gear thru hikers expect high performance for minimal weight. They should have the same performance expectations of food.