Alaska Archives will chronicle a spring spent ski touring out of an RV around south central Alaska.
Item 1: Arrival and Thompson Pass Item 2: Gone Skiing Item 3: A Full RV Item 4: Alyeska Bound Item 5: Harvest is the Season to Behold Alaska Archives RV Living Part 1: Staying Warm Alaska Archives RV Living Part 2: Downtime
Words and photos courtesy of Zach Paley. See more on his blog.
Lunches consisted of peanut butter jelly sandwiches and cliff bars. Cliff bars make me happy and fill me up. Peanut butter and jellies do enough I suppose. Like oats, I don’t eat them when I’m not skiing. Now that it’s late spring, I am looking forward to real sandwiches. A good friend of mine cubes cheese and pre-cooks slices of bacon for on the hill snacks, another eats hard boiled eggs, and one guy we skied with on this trip brings along trail mix and beef jerky. I’d be concerned about the jerky dehydrating me, but getting creative with snacking on the hill is essential. Fruit, candy, I’ve even heard of non alcoholic wheat beer. I’d love to hear some more thoughts on creative ski snacks.
Dinners consisted mostly of soups. Hot liquid works wonders on a cold body at the end of the day. We found tearing tortillas up and making hats for each spoonful filled us up nicely. Adding cheese or sour cream made soups even tastier. As the weather warmed up and it was possible to sit outside without down gear, we started grilling. With the exception of a few meals, it has mostly been getting creative with grilling or chilis. Fruits and vegetables, except bananas peppers and potatoes, have have been in short supply due to relatively high expenses here. We would be eating more fish if we could catch the damn things.