Don’t let the high gas prices keep you at home this summer…
Instead, use your own fuel and plan a hike in or around your own city! Our legs are the cheapest form of transportation, not to mention healthiest. So, gather up your friends and plan a “hike” to a few destinations in your city that you haven’t been. If you want to splurge, you could drive somewhere outside the city and park the car to hike. This option may take a more time, planning and a lot more money for gas.
Whatever you do, pack a lunch to take with for the trip. A picnic lunch could be a fun stop on your journey and much needed fuel-up for your body!
Have everyone throw in some money to buy food for the trip. Pack things that are easy to eat and disposable.
Here’s an example menu for 4 friends:
-Smoked turkey and provolone wrap and you could add tomato and mayo/mustard if you desire. Wraps hold up a lot better than bread- and you can add just about anything. See our wrap recipes on First Kitchen DVD.
-Carrot sticks and cucumber slices with hummus dip
-Seasonal fresh fruit parfait…vanilla yogurt with strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries (just mix the berries right in to the yogurt container!)
*Make sure you pack a backpack with essentials like sunscreen, bug spray, swimsuit/towel, camera, some money (just in case), trail mix for snacking and WATER- Stay hydrated during your hike…cars need fuel, humans need water!