Camp Grill


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We’d been really wanting to grill at camp, but an entire barbecue is more extra gear than we want to carry. So we instead tried an All-Clad non-stick grill pan. In a first test on our apartment stove top, the grill pan distributed heat well and reached an impressive 346°F (174°C) . The next test would be to see how it did on the our camp stove, with only 10,000 BTU per burner.

We tried it out on a quick camping trip and it worked amazingly well on our camp stove, much better than the boat barbecue ever did. In the picture above we are making grilled salmon with Wasabi sauce and had to keep the heat turned down to avoid burning it. We’re super-excited to be able to grill at camp with only this one small piece of extra gear. Cleanup is a breeze with the non-stick surface, and we got a second for use at home.

Below are highlights from Aug 25th through 27th, 2022. Click any image for a larger view, or click the position to view the location on a map. And a map with our most recent log entries always is available at mvdirona.com/maps.

8/25/2022
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Grill Pan
Experimenting at home with an All-Clad non-stick grill pan. It’s doing a great job of browning Bratwurst sausages for lunch, better than our boat barbecue ever did.
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346F
The grill pan distributes heat well and is an impressive 346°F (174°C). We had to turn the burner down quite low to avoid burning the sausages. So far we’re really impressed. The next test will be to see how it does on the our camp stove, with only 10,000 BTU per burner.
8/26/2022
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Gear
A load of gear ready to head off camping. We typically bring two LL Bean rolling duffels, one filled with clothes and other standard travel gear and the other carrying 5 gallons of water in a storage cube, non-perishable foodstuffs and any other camping-specific gear. We also bring a Engel HD30 cooler filled with perishables and other items we want to keep cold, and have a second for trips longer than two nights.

The rolling duffels are super-convenient for getting gear back and forth from our car, and we can hook the cooler onto one for easy transport.

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Mt Rainier
We’ve driven along Stampede Pass Road several times, but Mt. Rainier has never been out so we had no idea it was even visible from here. Although we’d rather not be so near the power lines since they are a bit unsightly and hum quite loudly, the view was too good to pass up.
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Salad
Making salad for lunch at our camp off Stampede Pass Road.
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Camp Grill
The grill pan worked amazingly well on our camp stove, again much better than the boat barbecue ever did. Here we are making grilled salmon with Wasabi sauce and had to keep the heat turned down to avoid burning it. We’re super-excited to be able to grill at camp with only this one small piece of extra gear. Cleanup is a breeze with the non-stick surface, and we’ll probably get a second for use at home.
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Campsite
Evening view to our private campsite just off Stampede Pass Road, with our Starlink antenna on the left. Mt. Rainier is no longer visible behind the clouds.
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Steel Cable
Jennifer checking out an old steel cable left over from past logging operations on an evening walk from our campsite.
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View to Campsite
Looking down to our campsite from a short distance up Stampede Pass Road. Our SUV is just barely visible to the right of the bend in the road (click image for a larger view).
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Transmission Tower
Looking up the inside of a steel lattice transmission tower.
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Clouds
The clouds really filled in by nightfall and we could barely see anything beyond the camp. The weather is quite changeable up here in the mountains.
8/27/2022
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Morning
A bit better view the next morning from our campsite along Stampede Pass Road. But no mountain.
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Single Lane
Our route home along 6th Avenue is down to a single lane for the assembly of a tower crane at the 6th & Bell construction site north across the street from our building.
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Returning
Returning home from our camping trip with a little lighter load.
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