Frequently getting out of the house for a hike in the crisp outdoor weather can help a person absorb winter’s beauty and fully appreciate what the great Northwest has to offer.  The right wool cap and boots should be worn of course and the proper rations should be brought with as well.  Stow a package of smoked sockeye salmon for your trek and the next time you find yourself at a trail lookout, bust into your flavor sealed envelope with satisfaction.  Your regular protein hit need not come from beef jerky when you have a moist, healthier, tastier option.  Experience a revival of energy found in the flesh of this country’s most fascinating fish when tromping around under the cedar or pine.  Smoked Salmon from packs well and is light so reach for it next time you head out for the foothills.