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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
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
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
Epic Floods, Food, and Towns Through Pennsylvania

Epic Floods, Food, and Towns Through Pennsylvania

Rocksylvania, you're more like Rainsylvania. Pennsylvania had been looming in the future of this historic trail, having a reputation for being the most challenging state for many reasons. As

Aug 6, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Hard Climbs and a Weary Hiker

Hard Climbs and a Weary Hiker

OK, so here's the deal. I've run smack into a wall, a gigantic Mount Washington-sized wall. In case you didn't know a wall that big hurts, like hurts ya deep...

Aug 3, 2018 : Rachel Poole
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