Dreaming About Your Next Backcountry Trip? Don’t Forget These Homemade Snacks

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It was 4 p.m. and I had to meet pro skier Greg Hill the next day for a ski tour at Rogers Pass.

Hill, who was once a very successful Skimo racer, became more well-known for his endurance skiing.

Dreaming About Your Next Backcountry Trip? Don't Forget These Homemade Snacks 1
Photo: Courtesy of Travis Rousseau

Because of this, I knew that I would need the fuel to keep up with his guide’s pace—which is far slower than his race pace, but much faster than my normal pace.

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Photo: Courtesy of Travis Rousseau

Getting enough good calories onboard would make or break my day, and I knew that I function better with whole foods rather than bars or gels.

I also didn’t have much time to grab food, so I decided to make what I could with what I had in my kitchen. Here are three whole-food snacks I made for the trip.