This 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)
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.