by Bug and Mud
We've gotten a reputation among other hikers on the trail as the ones with the good food. We often have leftovers from our resupply boxes and try to give them away as much as possible. Our friend Henrick is always thrilled to get some "Mud and Bug food!" for the next section of his hike. Others come over to where we are organizing our provisions and ask what we're eating. It always feels good to be able to share food, or even ideas about food, with others. After all, that is our mission in life and what this journey is all about.
Lastly, the best find of all is a grocery store with fresh produce. We load a basket with greens, avocado, lime, salsa, tortilla chips, apples, watermelon, bananas, and of course some goodies like chocolate. We assemble a salad in our hotel room. If there is a microwave, we may also have some Annie's organic frozen meals. It's not homemade, but sometimes it beats eating out.
A few times we have been lucky enough to find a kitchen. Below is one of our favorite easy meals to make - burritos!
Needless to say, the challenges of eating well in small towns and resorts is starting to wear on us. After four months, the monotony of trail food is less than appetizing, even on an empty stomach. We're gonna keep walking and keep eating, but we are certainly looking forward to the day we have a kitchen once again. Oh, the plants we will eat.
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Other Neat Things:
My friends Harpo and Groucho are some bad-ass thru-hiking vegans. Read their blog here.
Idyllwild is a favorite trail town for many PCT hikers. This online magazine has featured a few hikers and also keeps up with mountain-town happenings.
Future Dad is thru-hiking the Pacific Crest, Te Aurora and Appalachian Trails back-to-back-to-back, all in one year! He's also a really awesome story teller. Read his stories here.