Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Hitting the Trail Again

Lunch today was pretty much the same as yesterday. We had crackers and granola bars with peanut butter. We also had a variety of spicy crackers along with wasabi peas. The dried fruit strips were really good.

We didn't have as much food as yesterday, but we had the same amount of water. We are drinking so much water! Our breakfast was pretty big too, but it's funny how much more we eat on the trail than at home! Our leaders keep telling us to slow down but we all like hiking fast. We are supposed to enjoy the views so we are trying to go slower.

Food-o-meter: 8/10
Health rating: 7/10
Mouthfuls: about 40
Course: Trail lunch
Price: about $2.32
Pieces of hair and nature: 0 hair but 2 flies fell into our peanut butter
View: 4/10 (it's sort of dry here)

Today's view is on the trail between Round Lake and Dardanelles Lake. Our camp director said there used to be old covered wagon tracks and cows here but so far we haven't seen any.

There was a pretty meadow but we wish there was more water to see. We have been told that Dardanelles is even prettier than Round Lake so we're excited to get there!

Today's song is the Peanut Butter Jelly song, because we had peanut butter for lunch!

Today we want to challenge anyone who has ever cooked outdoors to donate to Mary's Meals! It is fun to do it once in a while but not everyday. We are all very lucky here.


  1. Seeing the peanut butter, and hearing about the ants in your food, made me think about a recipe I learned many years ago in Girl Scouts. It's called "Ants On A Log."

    Fill the hollow in a celery stalk with peanut butter. (That's the "log.") Then stick raisins in the peanut butter. (Those are the "ants.")

    Good to hear you all stayed nice and snug at night. Being able to fall asleep while looking up at the stars is wonderful, isn't it?

  2. Wow that is a nice area around Lake Tahoe. If you look at it on Google Maps, it is all snow covered. Are you all red-faced from the elevations? I'm glad you're being cautioned to slow down. Stay hydrated and have fun!