Dont Let Doritos Win
If you're going to munch while you driveand you arethen ditch the fatty chips for this homemade highway mix. Full of nutrients like iron, zinc, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids, it's good brain fuel and will keep you focused on the road.
Mix 1 cup peanuts, ½ cup pumpkin seeds, ¼ cup sunflower seeds, ½ cup walnuts, 2 tbsp canola oil, 1 tbsp honey. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool. Mix in ¾ cup dried cranberries, ½ cup chopped dried apricots, and ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips.
Appalachian Trail Cheat
Be honest with yourself: You're not taking the summer off to hike the Appalachian Trail. The next best thing? Drive it. Start in Hanover, New Hampshire, where the AT begins to trace the White Mountains, drive to Lincoln, and follow the 37-mile Kancamagus Highway through scenery that's more Rockies than New England. In Jackson, avoid the line of cars ascending Mount Washington. Instead, take a real climbing lesson with North Facesponsored guide Mark Synnott, who leads multi-pitch climbs up 700-foot Cathedral Ledge (newhampshireclimbing.com). Crash at the Wildcat Inn and Tavern