How to Eat Well on Trail

This is a subject I was going to address over the winter for new hikers starting next season, however as the saying goes, “Why re-invent the wheel?” I hope you enjoy this very informative and well written post by Mountain Crossings At Neel Gap. 🙂

Mountain Crossings at Neel Gap

When you are spending an entire day transporting everything you need to survive up and over mountains, food becomes amplified in importance. It is no longer just three meals a day;  it is the gasoline that fuels us forward; it is a currency; it is a reward as precious as a pot of gold for a long, hard day’s work! Thankfully for backpackers, you can’t over eat on the trail and, while some foods will take you farther than others, “unhealthy” foods hardly exist. If it has calories, you should eat it. The trick is maintaining enough creativity to keep you munching despite the limitations of a full kitchen. When on trail, there is no wrong way to eat. At the same time, it can be hard to get it right. The key is to simply keep eating!!


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day they say. This is even more true…

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