Thursday, July 11, 2013

John Muir Trail: Food

Today, I mailed our food resupply packages for our upcoming John Muir Trail hike.  We’ll be picking them up in a few weeks at the Tuolumne Meadows post office and Muir Trail Ranch.  We’re planning to be on the trail 30 days, so it’s a lot of food:
  • 58 packages of freeze-dried dinner meals
  • 189 packets of instant oatmeal
  • 8 packages of freeze-dried egg scramble meals
  • Several large sacks of nuts and trail mix
  • 116 snack bars
  • Enough buffalo, turkey and beef jerky to make leather pants for the family
  • Enough dried mangoes and apricots to make matching shirts
  • Chia seeds (I’ve never had these before, but I fell for the packaging which informed me that these seeds turned the ancient Mesoamericans into superheroes)
  • Coconut flakes
  • Multivitamins
  • Candies (to bribe the kids up high mountain passes)
  • Instant coffee (to get my sweet little wife out of her sleeping bag in the morning)
  • 62 packets of hot chocolate
  • 15 Chocolate bars
  • I'm probably forgetting a few things, but that covers most of it... I couldn't find any freeze-dried wine.

To find out more about our trip and why we’re doing it, check out this previous blog entry.

To learn more about the John Muir Trail, check out this website.

J.S. Kapchinske is the author of Coyote Summer.