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My Final Days on the Continental Divide Trail

My Final Days on the Continental Divide Trail

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 early-October snowstorms, the clouds retreated...

Oct 27, 2018 : Brian Cornell
An Early October Storm in Glacier

An Early October Storm in Glacier

I met a couple other CDT hikers in the otherwise deserted village of East Glacier.  After spending Saturday night at the Backpackers Inn, Windscreen and I relocated across town to...

Oct 6, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Making Plans to Change Plans

Making Plans to Change Plans

Our morning in Leadore was spent trying to figure out our plans for the Goldstone Fire closure. These fire closures are and will continue to be a major point of...

Oct 2, 2018 : Nick Cornell
Walking Through the Bob, Waiting Patiently for Winter

Walking Through the Bob, Waiting Patiently for Winter

The hills burn in color, autumn becoming a dying season.  Reds have mutated into burgundy and purple.  What were once glowing, golden yellow leaves whither into a shade of mustard. ...

Oct 2, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Changing of the Seasons in Montana

Changing of the Seasons in Montana

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 destination yet...

Sep 22, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Road Detour and Returning to Trail

Road Detour and Returning to Trail

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 of...

Sep 16, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Reaching Canada and the Triple Crown

Reaching Canada and the Triple Crown

I first learned of thru-hiking seven or eight years ago. I'd heard of the Pacific Crest Trail before, but I figured it was something just one or two intrepid souls...

Sep 15, 2018 : Megan McGowan
Along the Idaho and Montana Border

Along the Idaho and Montana Border

Mack’s Inn, ID, to Leadore, ID I was fairly successful in not getting stuck in town. I enjoyed a breakfast and then a veggie sub. A thru-hiker party gathered at...

Sep 9, 2018 : Nick Cornell
Dodging Fires Through Montana

Dodging Fires Through Montana

  They say this trail is cold, and they were right. We haven't really had a hot day since New Mexico, but that all changed in Darby, MT. It was...

Sep 7, 2018 : Megan McGowan
Walking in Between Montana and Idaho

Walking in Between Montana and Idaho

The trail continues to toe the line between Idaho and Montana, the state border coinciding with the Continental Divide.  Meanwhile, the weather toes the line between seasons.  During the exposed

Sep 4, 2018 : Brian Cornell