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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
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
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
Taut Tent Tips

Taut Tent Tips

Or: Keeping Your Non-Free Standing Tent From Free-Falling I’ve been camping for more than 30 years and have always owned a free-standing tent. My husband and my first tent was...

Oct 10, 2015 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen