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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Making Plans to Change Plans

Making Plans to Change Plans

Our morning in Leadore was spent trying to figure out our plans for the Goldstone Fire closure. These fire closures are and will continue to be a

Oct 2, 2018 : Nick Cornell
Along the Idaho and Montana Border

Along the Idaho and Montana Border

Mack’s Inn, ID, to Leadore, ID I was fairly successful in not getting stuck in town. I enjoyed a breakfast and then a veggie sub. A thru-hiker party

Sep 9, 2018 : Nick Cornell
Exit Wyoming, Enter Idaho.

Exit Wyoming, Enter Idaho.

My hiking gang and I left Pinedale and we headed back up into the Winds. There was even more beauty waiting for us. We made it up to Titcomb Basin

Aug 18, 2018 : Nick Cornell
From the Flat Basin to the High Cirque

From the Flat Basin to the High Cirque

North of Rawlins we officially entered the Great Divide Basin. This is a area where the Continental Divide splits, leaving a large basin where the

Jul 27, 2018 : Nick Cornell
Entering Wyoming, and Seeing Familiar Faces

Entering Wyoming, and Seeing Familiar Faces

I spent a week on vacation exploring Colorado by vehicle with my parents and brother. After a week of not hiking it was definitely hard to get going

Jul 22, 2018 : Nick Cornell
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