Monday, July 6, 2009

Camping in the Sierras

I headed up to the Sierras for the 4th of July weekend. It was incredibly beautiful and I can't wait to go back. Seriously...take a look at this amazing can basically just point the camera anywhere and take a great picture.

It was about a 5 1/2 hour drive, and here's the lunch we had at a picnic table when we got there. A tofurky and hummus sandwich with some of my homegrown sprouts, Terra Chips, carrots, celery, and a nectarine really hit the spot. I'm not sure if it was the location, but this was such a tasty lunch. It was also my first time trying Kombucha. I really wished that I liked it more, but it tastes way too vinegary for me. I'm still drinking it some to try and get myself used to the taste since it's so good for you.

For the first dinner, we grilled some veggie dogs over the fire along with corn and a can of Amy's baked beans (yea...I know I made this at my last camping's good!)

Here's the first breakfast in the mountains. Italian Veggie Sausage (very good), orange, and some pull apart bread from a bakery at the last real town before we left civilization.'s totally vegan and oh so delicious!

Took a hike up into the mountains, and stopped by this lake for lunch. Just beautiful.

Another simple lunch...and the view was spectacular.

This little chipmunk circled around the whole time trying to catch a stray piece of food. After this trip, I now call chipmunks the "squirrels of the Sierras."

Dinner #2: foil packets of more Italian Sausage with zucchini, onions, squash, bell peppers, potatoes, carrots and seasonings.

Dinner #3: Amy's chili and Garden of Eaten corn chips topped with vegan cream cheese. Kale on the side. My favorite dinner of the three.

We had one of those little sandwich/pie maker things and came up with this concotion: bread, cherry pie filling, walnuts, vegan cream cheese...

...cooked in the fire = pie heaven!

It was a terrific trip and I'm already itching to get back there. Next time I'd like to try a long backpacking trip in the mountains. It's a bit more difficult since you have to carry everything on your back, including food! This typically includes freeze dried dinners, beef jerky and the like. I'm already brainstorming on ways to bring balanced, vegan, and easy to carry meals on the trip!


speedvegan said...

Wow ! What a great trip. I'm glad you had fun. The food all looks delicious.

Tierney said...

Thanks! It was amazing...I highly recommend it if you're ever on my side of the country!