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 junipermoon
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so, tomorrow i'm going on a hawkwatch, which will start at 10:30 a.m. we plan to spend 3-4 hours on a ridge and i need to pack a lunch. we expect temps in the 70s in the valley, but cooler on the mountain. i need to pack something that won't go bad and that doesn't weigh alot. i hate granola and dried fruit. also, i really don't want to carry a pack, and hope to stow my lunch in a zip pocket in my windbreaker.

any ideas?
 JediLady
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suggestions needed for lunch on the trail
Posted: 9/12/2009 6:57:31 PM
For short hikes like that, I'm partial to trail mix.

A mix of protein and complex carbs are always good, too. Think cheese sticks and apples. Nothing heavy, but enough to keep you going for the rest of the hike.
 junipermoon
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Posted: 9/13/2009 3:47:47 AM
thanks, everyone, for all the ideas. i'm doing cashew butter on whole grain with apricot preserves and those little boxes of raisins. the hike itself won't take more than 45 minutes, but we will spend most of the midday on the top of the ridge. we have to carry folding chairs (in addition to binoculars and a blanket in case the wind picks up). so i don't want to carry anything heavy like fruit.

we may actually end up going to a different ridge on the other side of the valley. the weather calls for northern wind on jack's mountain, which isn't the best for migration. but on the other side the wind should be southerly. it could actually be a pretty long day.

but i do love fall in pennsylvania. maybe i'll find chokecherries on the trail!
 junipermoon
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Posted: 9/13/2009 5:13:06 PM
well, we ended up not having to hike at all. but we also saw so many raptors that we barely had time to eat lunch. i ate my sandwich with one hand and held my binoculars to my eyes with the other. but the sandwich was really good!

thanks for everyone's suggestions!
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