If you think the only thing you can do with cucumbers is throw them in a salad think again. Check out http://whatscookingamerica.net/CucumberPickles.htm for some new recipes. They include a Cucumber Caviar Sauce and Dill Pickle Soup. To start with you'll need to choose the best cucumbers. Make sure the skin is blemish free and the ends are firm. Then scrub the skin with vegetable wash and a brush if you are leaving the skin on. Most cucumbers have a heavy wax coating unless you are shopping at the farmer's market. Do you have any great cucumber recipes?
I know this sounds ridiculous, but it is really good, I promise. Slice cucumbers and place them on wheat bread (toasted or not, depending upon preference). I usually layer each piece of bread with some mayo (can use fat free), and salt and pepper. The cucs give just the right amount of refreshing juiciness to balance the bread. It's a great, light mid-hike snack!