My food on the Half Dome hike is comprised of 7 PowerBars, a zip-lock bag of trail mix and one of beef jerky. I usually come back with food. This is good just in case I need to stay out longer than planned or if I find someone who is famished and on the verge of hunger.
PowerBars were the first ones on the market. Their original Malt Flavor is engrained in my taste receptor memory and that’s what I still try to get.
Costco used to sell them for the cheapest price around. They came in a 21 unit box of 3 flavors: Chocolate, Malt and Peanut Butter. I cannot stand the chocolate, so I sold them to my sister. However, lately Costco dropped Power Bars and you’ll only find Clif Bars.
WalMart sells their PowerBars for $.95 each. Most outfitters and grocery stores are tagging them at $1.50 each!
I see many carrying cold pizza slices. Not bad – plenty of carbs and great taste. The wife of one of my hiking partners makes him sandwiches and puts them in Tupperware. Gee, that’s roughing it. He even carries napkins!!
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “There’s a food goin’ around that’s a sticky, sticky, goo. Well, it tastes real good but it’s so hard to chew. I like peanut butter. Creamy peanut butter. Chunky peanut butter, too.” – The Olympics
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com