Nick Cornell

I was born and raised in Front Royal, Virginia. I attended Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia and received a degree in Environmental Studies. I am now exploring the west, and I've have worked seasonal jobs in Alaska, Utah, and Montana. Currently I am living in Mammoth Lakes, California and exploring the Eastern Sierra. I do lots of skiing in the winter and then backpacking and trail running in the summer. I completed the AT in 2014 and PCT in 2016, this summer my brother and I are taking to the CDT to finish my triple crown. On trail I go by Top Nach.

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More Trail, More Tales, More Colorado

More Trail, More Tales, More Colorado

I've been busy, and it has been hard to keep this thing updated. I write in a journal nightly but sometimes I'm too tired to write again into my

Jul 14, 2018 : Nick Cornell
A Leisurely Stroll From Salida to Breckenridge

A Leisurely Stroll From Salida to Breckenridge

Another hiker and I arranged for rides back up to Monarch Pass early in the morning to get the day started. A local trail angel, Tom, picked us up

Jun 21, 2018 : Nick Cornell
Fast Times at Colorado High

Fast Times at Colorado High

Pagosa springs to Salida I have been enjoying hiking alone. I was with a group until a day past Pagosa, but since then the companionship has

Jun 12, 2018 : Nick Cornell
The Southern San Juans and my first zero day!!

The Southern San Juans and my first zero day!!

Chama to Pagosa Springs May 31st 30.5 miles Somehow I managed to do 30 miles in the San Juans most of the miles weren't too hard. Towards the end

Jun 3, 2018 : Nick Cornell
One Month, One State

One Month, One State

Ghost ranch to Chama May 26th 23 miles After departing Ghost Ranch I climbed. I finished my day with 12 miles to add to the 11 from the

May 30, 2018 : Nick Cornell
Hiking Through the Enchantment of New Mexico

Hiking Through the Enchantment of New Mexico

May 20th 17 miles Most trail towns operate as a black hole of your time and money. Grants was no different. We woke up from our motel slumber and

May 26, 2018 : Nick Cornell
Through the Lava Fields and the New Mexico Heat

Through the Lava Fields and the New Mexico Heat

May 16: 16 Miles Well, we did eventually make it out of Pie Town after pie for breakfast and some more chores were completed. We headed out on a

May 20, 2018 : Nick Cornell
Doc Campbell’s Post to Pie Town

Doc Campbell’s Post to Pie Town

May 10 We set out early and hiked at the sun rose. Eventually we ended up back in the canyon with wet feet. The canyon looked a lot different the

May 16, 2018 : Nick Cornell
Lordsburg to Doc Campbell’s Post

Lordsburg to Doc Campbell’s Post

May 5th to May 9th We did a 12 mile afternoon after spending just enough time in Lordsburg. The hike north of that town was brutal. A few miles of

May 16, 2018 : Nick Cornell
Southern Terminus to Lordsburg

Southern Terminus to Lordsburg

Well, we are doing it. Oftentimes I giggle and smile to myself when I realize we are out here hiking the CDT. A trail I have read about for years.

May 4, 2018 : Nick Cornell