Maybe you're craving a three-day long adventure in the woods, or perhaps a two-hour day hike is more your style. In any case, packing tasty, energizing food is a crucial part of enjoying any hike, long or short.
"With day hikes, I am carrying less overall weight in my backpack so I can get a bit more creative with my meals and snacks," says Annie Jensen, a nutritionist and avid hiker in all seasons. "For overnight trips, it will be a bit more challenging packing enough food for the duration of the trip. Depending on how long you are in the mountains, will determine your daily diet."
Take it from the pros: Picking snacks with adequate nutrition that won't be too heavy or go bad quickly isn't easy. So we chatted with a group of hikers we trust to get their tips.
Here are their top snack recommendations: