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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
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
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
Balancing Caution and Bravery: The Sunrise Summit of a Snow-Coated Mt. Whitney

Balancing Caution and Bravery: The Sunrise Summit of a Snow-Coated Mt. Whitney

Upon entering the Sierra in 2017, I was greeted with snow.  Snow that made every peak look more dramatic and all the valleys beautiful.  Snow that made me learn to...

Apr 28, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
Trail Dispatch: Diamonds on the Soles

Trail Dispatch: Diamonds on the Soles

Author's note: All credit due to Paul for the title. Skip to the end for the audio. Awah awah aahhhh... This first report on my AT trek follows my first...

Apr 5, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Snowpocalypse 2017 Skills

Snowpocalypse 2017 Skills

Saturday, I watched both the sunrise and the sunset.  I woke up at 4am to begin my Fitted crampons with Vapor Barrier Socks (seemed a little thick, unlikely to use),...

May 2, 2017 : Danielle OFarrell
What I learned hiking Mount Whitney from the Pacific Crest Trail

What I learned hiking Mount Whitney from the Pacific Crest Trail

The old man came through the swinging door of the general store. Worn blue flannel shirt, knife clipped to jeans pocket, big hands that had spent a lifetime working hard....

Jan 20, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
The Blizzard of ’16 and Hostel With No Name

The Blizzard of ’16 and Hostel With No Name

I survived the Tennessee Blizzard of '16! When I reached the Roan highlands the second week of May, I was looking forward to the exceptional views that ended up being...

May 20, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus