[pct-l] Food for the gluten intollerant?

Rebecca Mezoff rebecca.mezoff at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 19:39:56 CDT 2009

Hi all!  I love the food discussion and enjoyed Erik the Black's blog  
post about junk food.  I'm looking at a thru hike in 2011, and have  
had a monkey wrench in my trail diet in the last few years.  I was  
diagnosed with celiac disease which means I'm gluten intolerant and  
can't eat anything with wheat, barley, rye, or oats.  Unfortunately  
that means I can't partake of the pancake challenge or belly up to the  
pizza bar in South Lake Tahoe.  In fact it really complicates a lot of  
things.  It is heartening to know that there are people out there who  
exist on Snickers though!  Snickers are completely gluten free (as are  
several other candy bars--almost all energy bars have gluten in them.   
Larabar is an exception, but they only have about 120 calories each as  
they are primarily made of dates... I need more calories for the  
weight, and a little fat would be good too).  I was diagnosed after my  
thru-hike of the Colorado Trail where I used ramen stuffed with just  
about everything... now it is a whole new ball game.

Does anyone know any long distance hikers who are gluten intolerant?   
I'd love to talk to them.

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