Nick Cornell

I was born and raised in Front Royal, Virginia. I attended Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia and received a degree in Environmental Studies. I am now exploring the west, and I've have worked seasonal jobs in Alaska, Utah, and Montana. Currently I am living in Mammoth Lakes, California and exploring the Eastern Sierra. I do lots of skiing in the winter and then backpacking and trail running in the summer. I completed the AT in 2014 and PCT in 2016, this summer my brother and I are taking to the CDT to finish my triple crown. On trail I go by Top Nach.

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Shake It Down

Shake It Down

At the end of March my brother and I took a couple extra days off from work to head down to Death Valley for a shakedown, or practice, trip. Driving

Apr 6, 2018 : Nick Cornell
My 4 Best Friends

My 4 Best Friends

Of Whom Are You Speaking? My 4 best friends on the trail will be my pack, my tent, my sleeping bag, and my sleeping pad. If everything goes to plan

Mar 21, 2018 : Nick Cornell
CDT: The Preparation

CDT: The Preparation

I’ve done a lot of preparation for my hikes. I enjoy it. The research and planning for me takes about as long as the actual hike. Learning and

Mar 14, 2018 : Nick Cornell
Five Good Reasons To Hike the CDT

Five Good Reasons To Hike the CDT

1. To Finish My Triple Crown When I set out on the AT many years ago I didn’t realize where that trail would take me. It not only took me to Maine,

Mar 10, 2018 : Nick Cornell
How did I end up here…?

How did I end up here…?

Hello wonderful people, My name is Nick, this summer I will be hiking the Continental Divide Trail with my brother, Brian. This with be the climax

Mar 7, 2018 : Nick Cornell