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Shakedown on the Skyway Loop to Prep for the PCT

Shakedown on the Skyway Loop to Prep for the PCT

After doing a couple of shakedown hikes (the most helpful being the Skyway Loop in Alabama), I've realized why they are so important as prep for a Pacific Crest Trail...

Apr 16, 2019 : Elise Ott
My Final Days on the Continental Divide Trail

My Final Days on the Continental Divide Trail

Glacier National Park is nearly empty this time of year.  A few locals visit, driving around to witness the change in seasons.  After a couple early-October snowstorms, the clouds retreated...

Oct 27, 2018 : Brian Cornell
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
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
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
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
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