Trail Food Gluten & Dairy Free – CDT Video Part 4

“What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.”- A.A. Milne

Eating gluten and dairy free on the trail this summer proved easier than I anticipated. For the large part, I found substitutes that fulfilled me that were far more nutritious. I would like to say I never cheated, but I did once in a while and often in trail towns. In fact I could often be spotted eating  Three Musketeers, Butterfingers, Skittles, and Starbursts. But for the large part I ate gluten, dairy, and junk food free.

I am excited to bring you my new Pinterest board “Trail Food – Gluten and Dairy Free” featuring my favorite foods from this summer.  I have added notes to each pin for details, links, and how-tos. Just click on the board to get started. Questions? Just ask in the comment section below.

Trail Food on Pinterest

Continental Divide Trail Part 4
Lander WY to Dubois WY – July 20-28, 2013

Have fun hiking through the breathtaking Wind River Range in Wyoming in the part 4 video/slide show of a 5 part series.

To view all photos in high-resolution from this CDT section visit the link below:

Hey hikers what foods worked for you this summer?


  1. Thank you for this post. I have a recently diagnosed celiac child, and finding backpacking foods is definitely one of the areas that seems most challenging.

    One suggestion for you if you haven’t tried it is the Trader Joe’s Roasted & Salted Marcona Almonds with Rosemary. My last (gluten-y) trip we mixed those and salmon jerky into couscous with olive oil and it was an amazing trail dinner – I’m hoping it will be equally good with quinoa or potato flakes. And they’re just a delicious snack on their own as well.

  2. Breathtaking still photos in the video. Loved it. Hiking trails like that is simply exhilarating.

  3. Incredible…

  4. This is super helpful! I’m always searching for no-sugar foods that provide good energy over time. Love the Justin’s Nut Butters. =]

  5. Skyward (Teresa)

    No Kind bars? I’ve been eating a lot of those on the trail. They can get a bit gooey-maybe you liked this other bar better.

    • Heck ya. Thanks for the reminder. My favorite flavors are: Almond & Coconut and Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt. I added KIND bars to the PInterest board. Before the trip I bought them on sale (they are pricey) at our local grocery store. I savored them.

  6. Why did you decide to go gluten & dairy free?

    • Good question. To make a long story short, last November I read about the many health benefits of going gluten and dairy free. After a few weeks of no gluten and dairy, I felt great, had clearer thinking, more energy, and slept better. On the trail, I think it really helps to eat as clean as possible. Less stomach distress and more energy.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *