Trail Cooking

How To Make Rice Couscous

This recipe has a bit of a background. Recently a reader, Jonathan S., sent me an email with a recipe adaptation of one our recipes he did. Not only did I go and make a couple versions of his idea, I realized I had over looked a game changer in trailcooking recipes. And what is… Continue reading How To Make Rice Couscous

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Hiking

Naches Peak Loop In Fall

When I first moved to King County, in Washington State, one of my first subalpine hikes in summer in the Cascades near Mount Rainier was Naches Peak Loop, at Chinook Pass on Hwy 410. I hiked it every year we lived in King County, from 2003 to 2017. My last hike of the loop was… Continue reading Naches Peak Loop In Fall

Trail Cooking

One Pot Meal: Herbed Pasta de Provence

A favorite recipe of mine for hiking is Herbed Pasta de Provence, an herb and cheese tossed pasta designed for the mushroom lovers. I worked on the recipe that has been a Trailcooking staple, to make it a bigger serving, for two people. This recipe is very easy to adapt to make for a family… Continue reading One Pot Meal: Herbed Pasta de Provence

Hiking

Hiking to Tolmie Peak

To experience Tolmie Peak one must rise before dawn, in the middle of Summer, as the wildflowers are wakening. Sometime in mid to late July. The drive is long no matter which direction you come from, as you must drive hwy 165, which is a winding 2 lane road that then turns into a 2-ish… Continue reading Hiking to Tolmie Peak

Trail Cooking

Five Trail Snacks To Make

It's far too easy to get into the habit of taking along bland energy bars. Far better to visit flavor town...just a bit of work will have you on the trail with great options. All freeze well for long term snacks. Just grab and let thaw on the way to the trailhead. Of the 5… Continue reading Five Trail Snacks To Make