#SheAdventures: Backcountry Beverages

What’s better than a hot drink on a cold day? Maybe only a cold drink on a hot day! Last week we put out a challenge on #SheAdventures calling for everyone's favorite backcountry beverages. Not only did we see tons of warm, refreshing and delicious drinks (lots of coffee...nice!), but also the places where people like to drink them. Cheers to everyone who put up a post. We really appreciate it. Now please enjoy some of our favorites! 

First off, our winner:



#SheAdventures backcountry beverage recipe: 1 bottle of cheap pink wine (@sandranamo ??)crampons, good balance, badass lady friends (7) #iceclimbing #didwewin ?

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Mar 17, 2017 at 12:12pm PDT



Morning coffee: best served on top of mountains with great friends ☕️




In the backcountry, I've learned it's the simple things that bring joy. And while, at first, Corona might not seem like a gift from the heavens... after solo hiking more than 180 miles on the John Muir Trail, only to meet two incredible women (who just so happened to live in my city back home on the other side of the country) with whom I got to share those Coronas, it sure as hell seemed downright perfect. . Thanks to @livetodeliver and @michelleinspace_ for sharing this moment of respite from the backcountry over a couple of beers. Reds Meadow wouldn't have been the same without your grit and smiling faces to welcome me of the trail. . . . #SheAdventures #OutdoorResearch #backcountrybeverage #Corona #JMT #ladiesoftheJMT #JohnMuirTrail #hikelikeagirl #backcountry #latergram

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Mar 15, 2017 at 7:43pm PDT



Homemade Krupnik, a Polish liquor and recipe that's been around for centuries. It heats your body on the inside when it's cold on the outside. Combine 1.5 cups honey, 2/3 cup water, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 8 cinnamon sticks, 2 whole cloves, 3 strips of lemon peel (2" wide). Bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add 750ml of your favorite vodka! #SheAdventures #OutdoorResearch #recipe #medicinal #remedy @outdoorresearch #poland #liquor #polish #tradition #backcountrybeverage

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Mar 18, 2017 at 6:19pm PDT



@outdoorresearch asked for pictures of your favorite backcountry beverage. I wish mine was unique with a cool recipe to share but it's actually just coffee but it's coffee in the mountains which makes it all the uniqueness I could ever want #SheAdventures #backcountrybeverages #rockymountainhigh #coffeelover ☕️#OutdoorResearch

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Mar 14, 2017 at 11:52am PDT



"Coffee and Denali" @outdoorresearch I was so fortunate to catch Denali on a clear, beautiful, sunny March morning!

My favorite backcountry beverage? On a warm day it's cold lemon ginger tea.. sometimes with watercolor... oops. Recipe: 1. Boil water with fresh ginger slices. 2. Let cool, fill a nalgene and add some lemon. 3. Drive somewhere beautiful, walk a lot. 4. When you are thirsty, find a nice spot on a high rock to paint. 5. Take a sip of your refreshing iced tea. 6. Keep painting. 7. Wash your brush in your tea by accident. 8. Drink up:) . . . #sheadventures #sheexplores #exploreandcreate #optoutside #pnw #pnwonderland #sunski #outdoorresearch #climbon #shejumps #iamSJ #goatworthy #unrulydreamers #REImember

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An oldie but a goodie of the perfect backcountry setting for a good cup of coffee. Love the theme for @outdoorresearch #sheadventures challenge. My favorite drink? Whiskey coffee. Recipe? 1) Hot Water 2) Instant Coffee 3) Whiskey. Combined all and enjoy! Not only does it warms your fingers and toes, it's good for your soul ❤️

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