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Backcountry Kitchen

Nothing beats a good meal at 6,000 feet. You’ve worked hard, the air is cool and clear, all of your taste buds are humming in the alpine air. Whether you like old-fashioned comfort foods or a lighter-contemporary fair, we’ve compiled a selection of meals that’ll make those evenings on the summit (or even at your favorite campground) even more magical.

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Arguably the most important meal of the day, these breakfast dishes will give you the energy you need to push through to the next campsite.

Snacks.jpgSnacks & Lunch

Whether you're hitting the trail for a day hike or multi-day excursion, easy-to-eat snacks are a necessity to help you reach your final destination.        


Refuel after a long day on the trail with these protein-packed dinners. Ranging from restaurant quality fares to freezer bag meals, there's something for every type of chef.


Some hikers may consider it optional, but nothing beats a sweet post-dinner treat (especially when foraged berries are involved).


Sometimes you just need to drink something different on trail. These recipes can help.

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From our backcountry kitchen to yours, here is a full weekend menu of our favorite tried and true trail recipes.