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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
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
Two  Months Walkin’ the Continental Divide

Two Months Walkin’ the Continental Divide

Over two months on the Continental Divide Trail and I just seem to be hitting my stride.  These legs have carried me over 1,000 miles and have become well-trained hill...

Jul 1, 2018 : Brian Cornell
All Aboard the Colorado Trail

All Aboard the Colorado Trail

Good morning and welcome to the Colorado Trail section of the Continental Divide Trail.  For the next 400 miles, these two wondrous trails become one to take you through the...

Jun 26, 2018 : Brian Cornell
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
Getting Lost With People You Hate

Getting Lost With People You Hate

note: This a pretty long account about getting lost while on a camping trip. Getting lost is a real fear of mine (as previously mentioned in my last post.) A...

Feb 18, 2017 : k8
Post-Walk Stuff CDT/Colorado

Post-Walk Stuff CDT/Colorado

This summer I plan to walk the Colorado portion of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). That means I'll be walking across Colorado- from the southern border of New Mexico to...

Feb 11, 2017 : k8