Bryan Walsh

My name is Bryan. For the past three years, I’ve been on a journey self discovery that has taken me to and through some wild places. I thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016 and the Appalachian Trail in 2017. In 2018 I hiked about 1000 miles of the CDT before deciding to discontinue that trail. Now I'm gearing up to take the CDT on again in 2019. The Trails have become such an integral part of my self where there is an off Trail self and an on Trail self that are distinct and my intention with this Trail and this blog is to consolidate those two selves. So thanks for checking out my journey! Hope the pictures will be pretty at least

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The Numerous Zeroes and Passes of the Pintler

The Numerous Zeroes and Passes of the Pintler

The end is in sight. It feels a bit surreal. Montana has been so far away for so long and now I’m here. Part of me is ready to be done and part of me

Aug 25, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Morale Ascension, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Trail

Morale Ascension, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Trail

Around 500 miles left. Leaving the Idaho-Montana border to hike up through just Montana to the Canada border. Morale has gone through some changes,

Aug 19, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Hints of Burnout: This Is a Really Long Trail

Hints of Burnout: This Is a Really Long Trail

I’m just under 2,000 miles in, and I still have about 700 miles left. I definitely am feeling a sense of burnout at this point. Though the views

Aug 13, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Geysers, Border Crossings, and Old Friends

Geysers, Border Crossings, and Old Friends

I’ve made it to the Idaho/Montana border. Less than 1,000 miles to go, which doesn’t seem seem like much. Even though it’s still around a month of

Aug 6, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
New Shoes, Windy Views

New Shoes, Windy Views

Done with the Wind River Range. This has been the most beautiful section I’ve ever hiked. The views are truly incredible. I’m sad that it’s over but

Jul 27, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Crossing a State Line!!!!!

Crossing a State Line!!!!!

Finally made it to Wyoming! I made it to the spot I flipped up to for the Basin. Now we’re heading up to South Pass City at the end of the Basin to

Jul 19, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Moose, Snow, Mosquitoes, Oh My!

Moose, Snow, Mosquitoes, Oh My!

The I've been hiking trail that is all new to me the past few days. Even though the mosquitoes are bad I feel like I’m no longer hiking through

Jul 15, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Here There be Giants

Here There be Giants

Making my way through Colorado. I passed places I've hiked before and have come to trail I have never hiked before. From here all the way to the

Jul 11, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Snow Traces, Old Faces, New Places

Snow Traces, Old Faces, New Places

It’s July and Colorado still has a lot of snow, which puts me in a bit of a predicament. I’ve already skipped the San Juans and the West Collegiate

Jul 7, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Happy Place

Happy Place

Made it to Twin Lakes. This has been one of the most beautiful sections of trail I’ve ever hiked. I’m completely enchanted by this area I find myself

Jul 2, 2019 : Bryan Walsh