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Hiker Hobble and a Double Zero

Hiker Hobble and a Double Zero

On Tuesday, I hobbled the last 16 miles to the highway 26 road crossing.   Full of relief and joy, I stuck my thumb out and was passed only by...

Aug 9, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Three-Month Reflection in the Winds

Three-Month Reflection in the Winds

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...

Aug 3, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Running Through Wyoming’s Great Divide Basin

Running Through Wyoming’s Great Divide Basin

Upon entering Wyoming, the CDT transitions quite rapidly from forested mountains to the flat and treeless basin of Wyoming's Red Desert. We emerged from the trees and descended to sagebrush...

Jul 31, 2018 : Megan McGowan
Long Days Taking in the Enchantment of the Basin

Long Days Taking in the Enchantment of the Basin

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 of...

Jul 29, 2018 : Brian Cornell
From the Flat Basin to the High Cirque

From the Flat Basin to the High Cirque

North of Rawlins we officially entered the Great Divide Basin. This is a area where the Continental Divide splits, leaving a large basin where the water flows downhill into itself....

Jul 27, 2018 : Nick Cornell
Restin’ in Rawlins with a Welcome Zero

Restin’ in Rawlins with a Welcome Zero

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.  Mexico...

Jul 24, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Entering Wyoming, and Seeing Familiar Faces

Entering Wyoming, and Seeing Familiar Faces

I spent a week on vacation exploring Colorado by vehicle with my parents and brother. After a week of not hiking it was definitely hard to get going north. I...

Jul 22, 2018 : Nick Cornell
Cold Soaking: A Day in the Life

Cold Soaking: A Day in the Life

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 can cook a meal with...

Jul 19, 2018 : Brian Cornell
More Trail, More Tales, More Colorado

More Trail, More Tales, More Colorado

I've been busy, and it has been hard to keep this thing updated. I write in a journal nightly but sometimes I'm too tired to write again into my phone....

Jul 14, 2018 : Nick Cornell
A Long Goodbye to Colorado, and Wyoming Looms

A Long Goodbye to Colorado, and Wyoming Looms

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 through?  Not entirely sure...

Jul 14, 2018 : Brian Cornell