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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
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
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
Restin’ in Rawlins with a Welcome Zero

Restin’ in Rawlins with a Welcome Zero

Wyoming has been changing every day as I walk farther away from Colorado.  The state border may be a mere line in the dirt but it builds the spirit.  Mexico...

Jul 24, 2018 : Brian Cornell
What I Appreciate, What I Don’t Miss

What I Appreciate, What I Don’t Miss

I recently stayed in town (Truckee, CA) for a few days as I was lucky enough to have grown up near the area and have a place to stay. I...

Jul 19, 2018 : Taylor Sienkiewicz
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
Two Months Walkin’ the Continental Divide

Two Months Walkin’ the Continental Divide

Over two months on the Continental Divide Trail and I just seem to be hitting my stride.  These legs have carried me over 1,000 miles and have become well-trained hill...

Jul 1, 2018 : Brian Cornell