Many moons ago, Jake and I stumbled upon a brilliant CHEAT when it comes to overnight backpacking or day hikes...
Not what you expected, was it? We came up with the idea one winter day when we planned to drive into the mountains of Oregon immediately after work and hike (on 6 feet of snow) to a shelter for one overnight. We didn't want to have to prep food and cook it once we got to the shelter, so we swung by a burger joint, wrapped the burgers in our clothes to keep them warm (ish) and were quite pleased with ourselves when we got to the shelter and were able to dig in without any more effort!
Now, we use this same CHEAT sometimes for family day hikes! This picture was taken on an afternoon hike when we rushed home from church, changed our clothes and headed back out. If we had paused to prep food, our hike would have been majorly delayed. Plus, since it is a rare treat, it adds to the fun of the trip for us!
Header/Button designed by South of Sheridan
Image Credits: IStock