Since we made so many different meals while we were camping I thought it deserved two posts. Bright and early the first morning of our trip we made (drum roll please) Traiiiiiiiiilmix pancakes!
This time, we cooked the trail mix right into the pancakes instead of putting it on top. Definately made it that much more delicious!
And we ate them with some more trail mix on top and some of the chicken sausages chopped up on the side… (don’t mind the beer bottle in the photo… it was a vase for some beautiful wildflowers)
After breakfast we went on a hike around the lake (which was WAY farther than we thought) but a very beautiful 7 or 8 miles.
It was a really great day for a little hike! Perfect weather!
And, we worked up an appetite for a giant lunch (complete with mini-wine bottles)
We cooked up the peppers and onions and had some pre-grilled chicken that we heated up to have on whole grain tortillas with hummus. Such a tasty and filling (but not too heavy) lunch.
After lunch we took a nap and woke up to our friends saying “psssst, don’t come out of your tent… we’ve got visitors!!”
Turns out the visitors were a little family of elk! They were so cute, but I was a little leery of how close they were to our tent.
Dinner the second night was a little lighter than the hobo bags. We decided to grill some steak on skewers and make steak salads. We had mixed greens, steak, onion, Gorgonzola and even brought little bottles of olive oil and balsamic vinegar to make dressing. They were SO delicious! I’ve really been on a Gorgonzola kick lately, and I’m totally okay with that!!
The second night we ended up turning in pretty early which was a good thing because a huge storm rolled in and there was a torrential downpour from about 10 until 4 am! I woke up a couple times in the night and listened to the rain… but was really glad to be safe and warm in my cozy tent!
The next morning it was time to pack up and get ready to head out. Because of the heavy rain, this meant no fire, so we opted for a quick meal on the Jetboil… just some mini breakfast burritos.