Enter the freeze dried meals....
On my Dad's first attempt at Rainier, one of the things that went wrong was food. He had a freeze dried meal that just didn't agree with him. We all know how bad that can be when asking your body to preform at a higher physical level. I decided to apply my "nothing new on race day" rule with respect to running, to this part of mountain climbing. (Certain things with mountain climbing, I can't really use until the day, such as the ice ax. They sort of frown on using the ice ax around town, can't imagine why!)
|My package from REI, 3 meals to try, and much needed sock liners|
|The instructions and calorie count|
|We're all drooling right now, aren't we?|
|It has a lid, but it's not photogenic.|
|Everyone wants some, right?|
Working around the mushrooms, for a re-hydrated meal, it was actually edible and somewhat tasty. But, I don't want to work around mushrooms on the mountain. Luckily, we have two more of these fabulous meals to try. I know, you all want invitations to dinner, right?
|Mommy, I would rather eat your shoe.|
Last night, in addition to all this tastiness, I tested out a brand new (and CHEAP) umbrella stroller for Grandma to use with Avery while we're climbing. (Carrying our full size stroller, all our mountain gear, AND all our cruise stuff on the flight across the country just seemed a bit much).
|Really Mommy? Really?|
Some of you are saying - wait, cruise? What cruise? Did I fail to mention that we are doing an Alaskan cruise the week before the climb? Tapering in style for a climb is essential. :)
I booked our second excursion last night, a wilderness hike to a glacier. It'll be a nice climb-taper activity to keep the blood flowing. Wait - now you're saying SECOND - what was the first? A glacier hike/climb where we actually get to use crampons.
|My crampons are on their way to Seattle, so you get a stock photo.|
Have you ever tried a re-hydrated meal? Any recommendations?
Of the remaining two flavors - spaghetti and chicken with potatoes - which would you try next?