CDT2018

The Colorful Personality of Colorado

The Colorful Personality of Colorado

There were fires to the west and the San Juan National Forest was elevated to Stage Three fire restriction; no access.  With these developments happening the day I returned to...

Jun 20, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Trailcation in Durango: A Mental and Physical Reset

Trailcation in Durango: A Mental and Physical Reset

After seven zeroes in the lovely, nearly engulfed in smoke, town of Durango I am ready to get back out on that dirt path.  While my shin does not feel...

Jun 13, 2018 : Brian Cornell
A Challenging First Week in Colorful Colorado

A Challenging First Week in Colorful Colorado

At the border of New Mexico and Colorado there was a barbed wire fence that was bent over, touching the ground.  It was easily stepped over as I passed the...

Jun 8, 2018 : Brian Cornell
And Then It All Turned Green

And Then It All Turned Green

The trail out of Cuba, New Mexico was eight miles of road walk, the last five of which were on dirt and gravel.  The forest roads slowly climbed the mountain...

Jun 1, 2018 : Brian Cornell
A Comparison of Cows and Hikers

A Comparison of Cows and Hikers

Despite the obvious differences of how many legs we choose to walk on and the fact that hikers aren’t shot in the head when they get old and fat enough,...

May 26, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Lotta Road, Little Trail Through a Dusty Land

Lotta Road, Little Trail Through a Dusty Land

This past stretch from Pie Town to Grants consisted of a lot of road walks.  “Road walk” is a broad term as there are a few different kinds of roads...

May 20, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Into the Silver City

Into the Silver City

The walk out of Lordsburg was full of sunshine and flat miles.  I did not mind the easy walking; however, we left town at 2 p.m. during the heat of...

May 6, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Deep in the Land of Enchantment

Deep in the Land of Enchantment

After months of anticipation and calculations, days spent dreaming about walking town to town and mountain to mountain, hours of planning and stressing over the little things, we are finally...

May 4, 2018 : Brian Cornell
What’s in Your Pack?

What’s in Your Pack?

Who asked that? Well, nobody. Yet I feel it necessary to make my obligatory gear list post before we start hiking tomorrow. I’ve categorized the gear and given the weights...

Apr 29, 2018 : Brian Cornell
CDT Eve Eve

CDT Eve Eve

Landed in El Paso, Texas, about an hour ago.  Currently sitting at DeadBeach Brewery enjoying a post-flight pint as we search for lunch options in the area.  The walk to...

Apr 28, 2018 : Brian Cornell