For the next section of my walk I have decided to try eating only cold food. Some hikers don't carry cook sets to save on weight and time. I met a south bounder last week who was doing this and it brought the idea back to the forefront of my mind.
Another contributing factor is the fact that much of the food I have been cooking I no longer enjoy eating. I have a growing black list of food that I can no longer stomach. It includes the dreaded 'Pasta Roni', Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and now the brother of 'Pasta Roni', 'Rice a Roni' has been added to the list. I also struggle with peanuts on their own and I think by the end of this trip I will have eaten my last Snickers bar!
So tomorrow the experiment begins. I found a good supermarket here in Ashland where I was able to buy all sorts of things that don't require cooking - bars, packets of tuna, salami, bread, nutella, cheese, pop tarts, dried mango, dates, cookies, chips and the like. It will be interesting to see how it works out and if I will miss the ritual (and warmth) of cooked food. I won't be sending the cook set home just yet.
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21 I made it.
15 About to catch the last bus for the season out of Stehekin and planning to walk out of America in four days time on the last day of my visa...
09 It looks like some bad weather is finally on the way. My rain gear might actually get some use! Tough climbs ahead but getting closer to Canada each day and with great group of fellow stragglers.
22 Quick stop in Cascade Locks to shower, do laundry, resupply, eat and 'rest'. Across the Bridge of the Gods, over the mighty Columbia river, into Washington today - the first day of autumn.
13 Resupply for Washington all sorted with some help from Mum, who is visiting on her way home from Europe. Now it is time to escape Bend and resume the race to Canada.
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30 True to the thru (Part 4 of 4)
30 The waiting game (Part 3 of 4)
30 Something was wrong (Part 2 of 4)
30 A story that needs to be told (Part 1 of 4)
21 "I knew Typo would make it" (Part 6 of 6)
19 Throwing the Hail Mary (Part 5 of 6)
10 Up and down, but not out (Part 4 of 6)
06 Crossing Cutthroat Pass (Part 3 of 6)
03 Warming up in Winthrop (Part 2 of 6)
30 We're sleeping in a toilet (Part 1 of 6)
25 Another radio interview (Audio)
21 I made it
04 Nearly there
29 Trail Magic
19 Walking with Mum
28 Cold food
28 Hello Oregon!
20 40 miles in one day
08 Official trail name: Typo
06 (Humbolt) Summit Fever
06 Road walking around a wildfire
30 Two trail birthdays
18 A picture is worth...
10 Pain and gain in the Sierra
28 Hiker hunger
27 The inquisitive marmot
19 Stage one survived
05 Live from the Mojave (Updated)
04 I just walked 500 miles...
31 Current nemesis: Poodle dog bush
23 Mexico to McDonald's
23 Gear review: Sleeping pad
18 Hot and getting even hotter
10 People on the trail: Sunset
05 Eagle Rock
03 Hiker discount: 100%
30 The beginning
25 Final preparation
17 Blogging along the way
16 No publicity is bad publicity
08 Walking before the walk
08 Maps for the trail