Feast On A Mountain

FoliageThis post originally appeared in DigInVT.com, 10/1/2013

A few years ago, two friends and I took advantage of fall foliage to have a feast on a mountain – Camel’s Hump to be precise. Between us we lugged up:

* Tamales from the Farmers’ Market (those only went halfway, they were appetizers)

* Bread and Cheese

* Antipasto platter with olives, meat, and more cheese

* Green Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

* Root Vegetable Bisque

* A Whole Roasted Chicken (which the dogs we met on the trail were pretty happy to smell)

* A Two-Layer Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache and Cacao Nibs

* Red Wine

* White Wine

* Coffee & a French Press (we insist on freshly brewed coffee)

* Champagne

It’s the first time I’ve consumed more calories than I’ve burned on a hike. Usually I prefer apples, cheddar cheese, and chocolate as my summit snack. Maybe some Vermont-made granola or trail mix on the way up.

What’s your favorite food to fuel a hike to Vermont’s mountaintops?

Check out the Green Mountain Club for a hike to try and the state’s Foliage Indicator for a guide to where views may be best. Then check the DigInVT Market Map for places to grab hiking food on the way to the trail.

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