Review: Good2Go Protein Bars

Among our many highlights of OR Show was the #hikerchat adventure. In the “buffet” of things we collected were Good2Go bars. F and I each grabbed a few but didn’t eat them on the hike because we were so busy talking (and grabbing an extra peak!).

When we headed up Mt. Sneffels with our buddy Ezra and tossed three of them in our packs for some sampling at over 14,000′.

Good2Go BarsSince we hadn’t sampled them before, I was bit apprehensive handing one to Ezra on the summit. I opened my Almond Butter Chocolate Chip bar, F bit into the Almond Butter Fruit Nut and Ezra tried the Peanut Butter Fruit Nut. Our snack quickly turned into a summit tasting party as we passed them around..

First, the flavor: excellent. Each of the three flavors we sampled was really yummy. They were simple and delicious.

Second, the texture: These bars had little of the “grainy” texture that I associate with protein bars. They are a bit greasy but that’s purely due to the “good” fat from the nut butters (something you need when out hiking all day).

Third, the ingredients. As much as I like how they taste and feel in my mouth, I also love what these bars stand for. They’re made with all natural ingredients, are gluten free, and basically are full of things you don’t need a degree in chemistry to pronounce.

Fourth, They are made here in the Rocky Mountains by people that love the mountains and support the outdoor community. Sounds like a winner to us!

#Hikerchat Hike

OR Show is an interesting experience. You’re surrounded by awesome outdoor gear and pictures of people doing awesome outdoor things but yet you’re (happily) trapped in a twilight zone. (F quipped: “This place is like Vegas, I have no idea what time it is.”) Fortunately, we were able to scratch the outdoor itch with a #hikerchat adventure planned for Saturday sponsored by Teton Sports, Goal Zero, Good2Go Bar, and American Backcountry.

Little Cottonwood Canyon

We met up at Teton Sports and carpooled up Little Cottonwood Canyon to the trailhead. Besides our sponsors, we were joined by Katie and Niko of Simply Adventure, Kristie of An Appetite for Adventure, Haley of Climb Run Lift Mom, Eileen of Rockgrrl, Josh of Experience.Via.Imagination, Paul of The Outdoor Adventure, Kat, Jacalyn, and more that I’m forgetting to mention… (Remind me in the comments and I’ll add you, promise!)

Hiker Chat

#hikerchat

It was so much fun to be hiking with a big group of people and just hearing laughter floating through the fresh mountain air. Stories of travel, climbing, and of course hiking were the order of the day.

source: The Morning Fresh
source: The Morning Fresh

#hikerchat

Haley spent last year as a Grassroots ambassador for Stonewear Designs and it turns out we were both rocking Stonewear on the trail!

Stonewear Ambassadors

At the saddle above Catherine’s Lake, Shawn laid out he plan for what was to come: the group was going to head for a minor summit followed by Sunset Peak. Forrest and I took a look at the basin and glanced at each other. “I think we can hike around the lake,” he said. “I want that third summit,” I replied. And we were off: on a mission to loop back to the saddle in time to meet the group.

Lake Catherine

Wasatch views

We were about two-thirds of the way up Sunset Peak when we realized that we were really going to have to kick it into gear if we were going to not have anyone waiting on us!

Ridgeline hiking

Somehow, Forrest always winds up taking pictures of me in caves, hollow, trees, etc. This trip was no different:

Beth in cave

And a cheesy self-portrait:

Beth and Forrest, summit of Pinnacle Peak

The rest of the #hikerchat gang on Sunset Peak:

#hikerchat on Sunset Peak

Lake Catherine

Grabbing the summit of Pinnacle Peak was pretty awesome but seeing this beautiful guy (and his friend) was definitely the highlight of the 3Up Adventures route:

Moose in velvet

Moose in velvet

Moose in velvet

In the end, Forrest and I covered 8.6 miles with about 1,700 feet of elevation gain. Not too shabby. 🙂

#hikerchat hike, 3Up Adventures style

Elevation Gain

The #HikerChat Adventure from other views:

Paul: #HikerChat Summer Meetup 2013 – Outdoor Retailer 2013 video

Kristie: OR Show, a successful summit, and self-toasts