I am that hiker that does a full resupply at a gas station. I have hiked thousands of miles this way, but this year I decided that one of my projects is to increase the health of my backcountry meals. In that spirit, I jumped at the chance to test and review Food for the Sole.
Unlike what I had read about doing a sunrise summit of Whitney in past years, there was no stream of headlamps climbing their way up. It was just us.
I hiked in silence enjoying the beginning of the morning warming the land. I alternated between admiring the Pacific Ocean and the sunrise. A loud rustling stopped my reverie and I looked further down the trail and out of the bush came a creature playfully bounding towards me. What was it? It looked like a puppy, but as it approached I could clearly see it was a young fox. The fox looked up at me in surprise and we both jumped.