National Trail Mix Day – August 31, 2022, history, quotes

National Trail Mix Day – August 31, 2022, history, quotes

We eat it without thinking about it but trail mix keeps us happy throughout the day. Every year on August 31, National Trail Mix Day honors this healthy snack created for noshing on hikes in the great outdoors.

What makes trail mix so special? Not only is it a nutritious combination of granola, nuts, dried fruit, and sometimes chocolate, but it’s also lightweight, easy to store, and provides a quick energy boost and sustained energy. So what are you waiting for? Grab a handful and let’s celebrate!

When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.

Jess C. Scott

History of National Trail Mix Day

It was invented in 1968 by two California surfers who mixed peanuts and raisins together for an energy snack. But the novel The Dharma Bums, written by Jack Kerouac in 1958, trail mix is mentioned when the two primary qualities describe the planned meals in preparation for their hiking trip.

They had picked up Julie’s scent hit wolfsbane lost her and found her trail again at the crumbling Highway 23 except it was two hours old and mixed with horse scents. She was hitchhiking. Great. Awesome. At least she always carried a knife with her. When I relayed this to Curran he shrugged and said, “If she kills anybody we’ll make it go away.” – Ilona Andrews

Other Celebrations on August 31

August 31 is also celebrated as

We Love Memoirs Day
Love Litigating Lawyers Day

I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.

Lisa Kleypas


Make some
Go to your local grocery store to buy the ingredients, mix together, and handle business. Plan a trip with friends and mix up the fun!

Buy some
You love your snacks, especially trail mix. Buy a big bag to share at the office, with your favorite hiking crew, or with loved ones. Tell them National Trail Mix Day made you do it!

Take some on a hike
Plan your hike or mountain bike ride, work up an appetite, then enjoy every single crunch of your coveted trail mix. Bring enough to share with your friends or folks you meet in your travels.


Sometimes, when we go out to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, we want everything to be easy. We crave the taste of the familiar and nothing’s more familiar, at least to Americans, than a fistful of good ol’ trail mix while backpacking in America’s picturesque national parks.

It’s a great meal on-the-go
While some people love to sit down, take their time and leisurely enjoy a snack; other folks like to eat their snacks on-the-run. For those people, trail mix is an ideal munch. Plus, trail mix has a long shelf life.

It’s an uncomplicated snack
Trail mix bag? Check. Hungry hiker? Check. Hike planned out? Check. Go for it, enjoy the simple things in life. Make sure you hike and explore nature regularly because you’ll be healthier for it.

How to Celebrate the National Trail Mix Day

Celebrating National Trail Mix Day is very easy and simple. It can be done with your trail mix using your favorite ingredients. Many varieties of trail mix are available at your near grocery or favorite store. Buy a tag for eating pleasure, for the office, or any favorite hiking crew and loved ones. Enjoy every single crunch of your trail mix as you conquer the trails. Use #NationalTrailMixDay to post on social media.

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