Greetings everybody! My name is Brian (trailname: Knots) and I am addicted to mountains. I first caught the thru-hiking bug on the AT in 2014 and have since hiked the CDT in 2018. I will do anything outside, including but not limited to, hiking, running, skiing, biking, writing, reading and sitting. Favorite writers include Abbey, Thoreau, Kerouac and Hoff.
Hello dedicated readers, hiker hopefuls, curious cubicle dwellers, seasoned striders of trail, sole-softened veterans, and armchair adventurists!
Glacier National Park is nearly empty this time of year. A few locals visit, driving around to witness the change in seasons. After a couple
I met a couple other CDT hikers in the otherwise deserted village of East Glacier. After spending Saturday night at the Backpackers Inn, Windscreen
The hills burn in color, autumn becoming a dying season. Reds have mutated into burgundy and purple. What were once glowing, golden yellow leaves
Upon arriving at MacDonald Pass, I stuck my thumb out and began my 100-mile hitch to the city of Missoula. Took me three separate rides to reach my
Out of Leadore, I got a hitch to Bannock Pass and began my 156-mile road walk around the two fire closures that were lurking off to the west. Most
The trail continues to toe the line between Idaho and Montana, the state border coinciding with the Continental Divide. Meanwhile, the weather toes
Currently I lie in the grass under shade of a tree in Lima, MT. I am enjoying a zero today before the next stretch takes me into Leadore, ID. The
The scenery through Yellowstone changed greatly from end to end and I am glad to have gone so slow through such an unique area. The outskirts of the
I ended up taking a total of three zeroes in Dubois before hitching out Saturday afternoon. Each morning I rose from the motel bed and took my first