Nowadays, backpacking trips have become a popular means of exploring new places in the world and getting away from the daily grind. No matter if you’re heading to Europe or Asia, these trips are often cheaper than other types of travel and provide a more hands-on experience.
Many backpackers also consider their trip as an opportunity to get out and explore a new place, meet people from various backgrounds, learn about local customs and culture – but perhaps most importantly to escape from ourselves for a few days or weeks at a time.
The Aspen ski town of Aspen, Colorado is home to many stories. This is the perfect place for adventure and people are always coming in search of a simpler life.
Dan, who has always loved backpacking and longed to go on a “trip” took his wife Hannah backpacking in the beautiful mountains of Utah during their summer break. They were packing up their car with all their gear as we sat by the fire that night, it struck us that a simple, salty, dark chocolate would be the perfect energy food for our trip ahead.
When we had such a great time on our backpacking trip to Utah, we knew that dark chocolate was the perfect energy food.
As I sat by the fire on this cold, winter night, it struck me that a simple, salty, dark chocolate would be the perfect energy food.
It wasn’t just any chocolate though; it was the most decadent and rich one I’ve ever had. The texture alone was something to look forward to.
As we sat by the fire that night, it struck us that a simple, salty, dark chocolate would be the perfect energy food. The smoky aroma of the fire was so warming and welcoming. While our stomachs growled with hunger, we were content just sitting here.
With this introduction, I will be telling my reader about a time where I was with friends and sitting by a fire we lit. We thought that it would be something good to do during summertime so they could help them feel warmer and energized. It’s not only about being warm but also about the texture of dark chocolate because you can eat it for hours without getting bored of eating one flavor or texture after another.
This was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. It was my first backpacking trip and I met some great friends.
I sat by the fire that night, sipping on this dark chocolate, surrounded by the wilderness of Utah. It might not have been a perfect first taste of salt, but it was perfect for what I needed that night – energy.
A few years ago, I went on a trip to Utah with my family. We spent some time by the fire before turning in for the night. That evening, we had a great conversation and it struck us that a simple, salty, dark chocolate would be the perfect energy food.
I had brought some dark chocolate along to ward off the chill in the air and sat down beside my hiking partner, eating my share.
The fire crackled as we talked and ate our chocolate, sharing stories of our day’s adventures. We were tired but in a good way. The pace had slowed down and what felt like a much longer hike that day was now coming to an end.
The next morning, after another night beside the fire, we headed out as the sun came up to finish our hike. We made it back to my car around noon time after 13 miles of hiking with about 3 hours of sleep each night.
Something that could be eaten easily, with no cooking required, and provides mental clarity in the evening would make a great energy snack for a hiking trip.
Who hasn’t made a chocolate bar in their backpack while on the trail? This chocolate bar is easy to make and perfect for those who find themselves backpacking, hiking or camping.