PCT, Sierra hiking, Laura Randall, Pacific Crest Trail guidebook

Tips for 2017 PCT Hikers to Complete Section A

The first 100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail are often a heady mix of desert views, strong winds, rattlesnakes, long stretches without water, and free apple pie. As you start to plan your 2017 PCT hike, here are a few things to anticipate along Section...

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A Fork in the Trail, Laurie Ann March, camping dinner recipes, cardboard box oven

How to Make a Cardboard Box Oven

Thanksgiving is the time to fill your home with family, friends, and delicious food. But then you have dishes to wash, leftovers spilling out of the fridge, and relatives scattered about in a food coma. Why not do Thanksgiving a little differently this year and move...

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A Fork in the Trail, Laurie Ann March, camping dessert recipes, apple pie recipe

Making Apple Pie in the Backcountry

Yes, you can make pastry in the backcountry—all you need is a round water bottle for a rolling pin and a large ziplock freezer bag for rolling out the dough. It isn’t messy, and freshly baked pie is a real treat. This recipe from A...

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Friday Foods – Pumpkin Pie Leather

Portable pumpkin pie! Okay, it isn’t quite the same, but this recipe from A Fork in the Trail still tastes really great. Pumpkin Pie Leather Makes 4 servings 1 cup cooked canned pumpkin 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ginger At Home Mix the pumpkin and spices together. Spread the mixture about 1/4-inch thick on lined dehydrator...

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Friday Foods – Harvest Pork and Apple Stew

This recipe from A Fork in the Trail makes the most of apple picking season, with bonus points if you pick the apples yourself. Rice or egg noodles are a great accompaniment for this dish. Harvest Pork and Apple Stew Makes 4-6 servings 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pound pork tenderloin A handful of flour 1 onion,...

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A Fork in the Trail, Laurie Ann March, sweet potatoes recipes, camping dinner recipes

Friday Foods—Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a fall staple, packed with nutrition and flavor. This recipe from A Fork in the Trail can be accented with a little sprinkle of cinnamon before serving. Chipotle Sweet Potatoes Makes 2 servings 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon lime...

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A Fork in the Trail, Laurie Ann March, chili recipes, camping dinner recipes

Friday Foods – Bean and Mushroom Chili

This chili from A Fork in the Trail includes four types of beans and is the perfect way to fight off the chill in the fall air. Try adding a tablespoon of cocoa powder to enhance the flavors. Bean and Mushroom Chili Makes 3-4 servings 1 small onion, chopped 1 1/4 cups...

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