I first had 'pasties' in the U.P. on my way to Isle Royale for a scout hiking trip. Had them again on the way home. Tasty.Of course you know that Michigan, especially the Upper Peninsula is the pasty capital of the US. In the UP, they are not exactly "little".
A fair hiker, but a little unbalanced.
Springer to Fontana Dam
Sam's Gap to Buena Vista
Manassas Gap, VA to DWG
N Adams, MA to Clarendon VT
Franconia Notch to Crawford Notch
My typical weekend backpacking trip to Pictured Rocks involves getting my permit at the ranger station, then a quick drive to Muldoons to pick up a pastie (with). Then I drive to the trailhead, hike in, set up my tent, dump in my fluffed-up my sleeping bag, then toddle to a spot from which I can look at the lake and eat my still warm pastie. Mmmmm.
Darn, I haven't done it since the weekend before last. Hmmm, maybe I should schedule another little trip next weekend... .
May 24th Michigan's U.P. Pastie Day (pass-tee). Nothing better in the deer woods of upper michigan.
I start out the Day with nothing and by the end of the Day I still have most of it.