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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
Walking Through the Bob, Waiting Patiently for Winter

Walking Through the Bob, Waiting Patiently for Winter

The hills burn in color, autumn becoming a dying season.  Reds have mutated into burgundy and purple.  What were once glowing, golden yellow leaves whither into a shade of mustard. ...

Oct 2, 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
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
Three Nights in Death Valley

Three Nights in Death Valley

Sunday after work, my brother and I drove down to Death Valley for a shakedown hike and to escape the cold of Mammoth Lakes for a few days.  The first...

Mar 31, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Growing up Along the Appalachian Trail

Growing up Along the Appalachian Trail

As children, we have no control of where we grow up.  Our parents make those decisions and we merely follow along.  Although I was born in Northern Virginia, just outside...

Mar 11, 2018 : Brian Cornell