Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Real Trail Magic

We made it to Blue Mountain Shelter last night, and plan to push through to Tray Mountain Shelter today - 9.1 miles, with two mountains in between. Weather is outstanding for a change, and looks good for a few days.

Now, there's the kind of "trail magic" where folks set up at a gap and provide burgers and such to hikers passing by. Then there's the kind of magic that happens when you really want it most...

Yesterday a local hiker heard I had lost my food bag to a bear, and brought me a packet of Sue's Chicken! Then Shrink gave me a few ounces of olive oil. I poured the oil into my pot, added the chicken, and some chili powder, cumin, dehydrated peppers, onions, tomatoes, black beans, salt, pepper, tomato powder, brown minute rice, and water. - All stuff the bear didn't want. Best chili I've ever eaten.

Course it might just be the hiker hunger setting in ...


  1. We make "Sweet Sue" Chicken. Glad you enjoyed it.

    1. Hey Sheep. My local grocer in Michigan Carries it, and I always thought it wad pretty good. It was especially good after several nights of bland food.

  2. Was that Trail Magic or Sailor's Charm? Either way, hope you get a chance to pay it forward.

  3. Bravo Zulu to the trail brethren! Glad you are hiking on, many of us are on you back vicariously.
    I wonder if that bear is enjoying a healthier life with your samples of Emergen-C.


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