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] On Behalf Of Lori Pontious
Sent: Sunday, 20 January 2013 11:39 AM
Subject: [backpackgeartesters] Test deletion request: Clif Bars
I'm trying to upload the Clif Kit Bar report and it's not letting me delete
the last report. Help?
On Jan 15, 2013, at 7:21 AM, Chari Daignault chari.daignault@...
<mailto:chari.daignault%40gmail.com> > wrote:
> Hi Lori!
> I'm so sorry your report went off into the ether! Egg Nog or no, your
report was great -- no issues or edits.
> Please upload it when you're able and please delete the original from the
> Thank you for a great test series and I'll see you out there again soon!
> We all have it in us to be more than what our minds and bodies would
appear to allow.
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 12:42 AM, Lori Pontious lori.pontious@...
<mailto:lori.pontious%40gmail.com> > wrote:
> Here is the very late report which I somewhere got the idea I posted in
December. I had to edit the date from December 15 when I finished it. Since
I find no trace of it in the test folder I'm at a loss - I don't recall
taking hallucinogens in December, but I suppose I should buy my own egg nog.
> Long Term Report
> Field Data
> I took some of the bars with me to the Wild Run, a fundraiser for my local
Search and Rescue team, for which I volunteer. Temperatures were mild,
ranging from 50 to 70 F (10 - 21 C) during the day. I carried a couple with
me to snack on while working as trail crew, manning a drink stand, and
cleaning up after the event.
> I took some of the bars to a huge group campout at Montana de Oro, a small
California state park on the coast. I did some hiking and horseback riding.
I ate the bars at breakfast and used them to snack on during the day. Again,
temperatures were mild and the weather fair.
> I took a few bars with me on a 15 mile (24 kilometer) day hike along the
Pohono Trail on the south rim of Yosemite Valley, in Yosemite National Park,
California. The weather was clear and temperatures ranged from about 60 - 70
F (16 - 21 C) over the course of the hike. I ate one midmorning and another
> I took some of the bars on an overnight trip with students of a
backpacking class I taught for the adult school, to Dinkey Lakes Wilderness
in Sierra National Forest, California. I had them with lunch and with
breakfast. We hiked about 12 miles (19 kilometers) and had good weather, day
temperatures in the 60 - 70 F (16 - 21 C) range.
> I packed three in my bear canister for an overnight at Moose Lake in
Sequoia National Park, California. They made a good snack and I ate one at
breakfast with my hot cereal. This was a cross country trip of about 22
miles (35 kilometers).
> I took some of the bars to the Little Kern River, an overnight trip
started in Mineral King and venturing into the Golden Trout Wilderness,
Sequoia National Forest, California. The weather was wonderful and we had
temperatures around 60 - 65 F (15 - 18 C). I ate a Cashew bar at Farewell
Gap and had a Berry for breakfast.
> Some of the bars were consumed on a difficult (I had a head cold) two
night trip to Pat Springs. It was very cold at night, and we woke to hard
frost, ice in the water bottles, and watching our breath clouding in front
of us as we fought with canister stoves to the sounds of chattering teeth.
Lows at night were 22 - 28 F (-5 to -2 C) and day temperatures 40 - 55 F (4
- 13 C).
> Some of the bars came with me to visit Pine Valley in the Ventana
Wilderness, in the Los Padres National Forest, California. I had two for
snacks and had the last one for breakfast. We hiked about 12 miles (19
kilometers) total. The nighttime low temperature was approximately 45 F (7
> These are now my favorite bars - I enjoyed them on every trip. I also took
a bar on some of the shorter day hikes I haven't mentioned above, and ate a
few for breakfast when I was in a hurry to get to work.
> Berry - This flavor is my favorite. I love berries in general, and while I
have a sweet tooth, I also like a good tart berry - the berry bar made a
great companion to hot cereal or trail mix.
> Cashew - It was a toss up between this and the chocolate almond coconut
for second place. I thought this was another great alternative to sweeter
trail treats. It made a good snack between meals, and a great addition to
lunch, usually as a dessert.
> Chocolate Almond Coconut - I liked this flavor a lot. Just enough
chocolate to satisfy the chocolate freak in me, and I also enjoy almonds and
coconut on their own. I wish there had been a bit more coconut in this bar,
maybe a powdering of coconut shreds on the top. I had this one for dessert
at lunch and dinner a few times.
> Peanut Butter - I burned out on peanut butter a long time ago, and while I
still eat it from time to time, it's never my first choice. I had a lot of
this bar left after all the others were gone. I have to say that it was a
more tolerable way to eat peanut butter, and even though I haven't taken
peanut butter sandwiches in years, I did eat and enjoy all these bars.
Usually they were a lunch or snack item.
> Most of the trips I was not eating the bars in extreme temperatures. The
exception was my backpacking trip to Pat Springs. The bars were hung in the
food bag at night, and eaten for lunch on the second and third day. They
were only a little cold to the touch - as was everything else at that point
- and didn't seem to be frozen or affected by the below-freezing night
> Overall, the process of reviewing Kit's Organic Fruit and Nut Bars was, in
a word, yummy. I'm likely to be looking for my favorites by the box soon.
> Thanks to Clif Bar and BackpackGearTest.org for the opportunity to test
Kit's Organic Fruit and Nut Bars.
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