What does one eat on the trail you might wonder, basically high calorie, high protein and high fat foods. Primarily things you would rarely or never eat in normal life. I am usually a bit of a health conscious girl but things change when you hike because hikers burn a significant amount of calories per day. The average is about 5,000 calories per day. I wont be out for quite that long so I am hoping I wont need to eat as much either. However, I will pack enough just in case at least for the first few days. By then I should have a better feel for how and what I want on the trail. For now this will be my food...Mmmm yum right?!