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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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
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