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.
The need to set an alarm in the morning is no longer necessary. Every day on trail, I wake with the sun to begin my day of walking. My body is well
The Great Divide Basin in Wyoming is a section of trail road that not too many hikers speak highly of. This is due to the heat, exposure, and lack
Wyoming has been changing every day as I walk farther away from Colorado. The state border may be a mere line in the dirt but it builds the spirit.
Cold soaking is the culinary art of backpacking without a stove (see also, stoveless). While most hikers choose to carry a device with which they
The first 70ish days of this journey are behind me and the only thing standing between me and Canada is another 1,000+ miles of trail. Halfway
Over two months on the Continental Divide Trail and I just seem to be hitting my stride. These legs have carried me over 1,000 miles and have become
Good morning and welcome to the Colorado Trail section of the Continental Divide Trail. For the next 400 miles, these two wondrous trails become one
There were fires to the west and the San Juan National Forest was elevated to Stage Three fire restriction; no access. With these developments
After seven zeroes in the lovely, nearly engulfed in smoke, town of Durango I am ready to get back out on that dirt path. While my shin does not
At the border of New Mexico and Colorado there was a barbed wire fence that was bent over, touching the ground. It was easily stepped over as I