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Into Montana after 17 Weeks on the Trail

Into Montana after 17 Weeks on the Trail

Currently I lie in the grass under shade of a tree in Lima, MT.  I am enjoying a zero today before the next stretch takes me into Leadore, ID.  The...

Aug 28, 2018 : Brian Cornell
A Stroll Through Yellowstone and into Idaho

A Stroll Through Yellowstone and into Idaho

The scenery through Yellowstone changed greatly from end to end and I am glad to have gone so slow through such an unique area.  The outskirts of the park consisted...

Aug 23, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Doctored in Dubois and Back on the Trail

Doctored in Dubois and Back on the Trail

I ended up taking a total of three zeroes in Dubois before hitching out Saturday afternoon.  Each morning I rose from the motel bed and took my first few steps...

Aug 22, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Ups and Downs on the Idaho/Montana Border

Ups and Downs on the Idaho/Montana Border

The section of trail along the border between Idaho and Montana has a reputation among hikers as being full of PUDs--pointless ups and downs. Typically, though, that term means there...

Aug 21, 2018 : Megan McGowan
Wowed by Wyoming: From the Winds to Yellowstone

Wowed by Wyoming: From the Winds to Yellowstone

The contrasts between one section of this trail and the next are amazing. With transitions that last only a moment, we move from desert, to mountains, back to desert, back...

Aug 9, 2018 : Megan McGowan
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