Continental

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
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
In and Out of the Gila Wilderness

In and Out of the Gila Wilderness

Within this stretch of trail we spent four days in the Gila Wilderness and within the Gila Wilderness is the Gila River.  The trail follows the Gila River as it...

May 15, 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