CDT2018

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
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
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
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
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
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