Brian Cornell

Greetings everybody! My name is Brian and I am addicted to mountains. On the trail I go by “Knots” and come April 30th, I will be starting my thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail alongside my brother, Nick (Top Nach). Originally from Front Royal, VA but I have been residing in Mammoth Lakes, CA for the past few years. Will do anything outside, including but not limited to, hiking, running, skiing, biking, writing, reading and sitting. Favorite writers include Abbey, Thoreau, Kerouac and Hoff. Hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2014, excited to get back on the path!

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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

Mar 31, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Expectations for the CDT

Expectations for the CDT

If the website would allow it, this article would be blank.  However, I don’t think they’d appreciate that so instead I’ll try to keep this short and

Mar 21, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Excited to Leave, Sad to Go

Excited to Leave, Sad to Go

In just a month, Nick and I will be leaving Mammoth Lakes to travel back to Virginia before starting the Continental Divide Trail in New Mexico on

Mar 15, 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

Mar 11, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Which One is That?..

Which One is That?..

...Is the most common question I get when I tell people I’ll be hiking the CDT this summer.  Short answer; it’s the one in the middle.  Slightly

Mar 7, 2018 : Brian Cornell