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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Pie Town to Grants

Pie Town to Grants

May 16th 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
Everything I Need and Nothing That I Don’t

Everything I Need and Nothing That I Don’t

Here is my final pack list for the CDT. I might have to add some winter gear for the San Juans and I might get rid of some pieces if I see fit. My

Apr 29, 2018 : Nick Cornell
The Journey Before the Journey

The Journey Before the Journey

Well, well, well. My brother and I finally made it to Lordsburg, N.M. I thought I was due for a little update. Tomorrow morning we are catching the

Apr 29, 2018 : Nick Cornell
Shake It Down

Shake It Down

At the end of March my brother and I took a couple extra days off from work to head down to Death Valley for a shakedown, or practice, trip. Driving

Apr 6, 2018 : Nick Cornell
My 4 Best Friends

My 4 Best Friends

Of Whom Are You Speaking? My 4 best friends on the trail will be my pack, my tent, my sleeping bag, and my sleeping pad. If everything goes to plan

Mar 21, 2018 : Nick Cornell
CDT: The Preparation

CDT: The Preparation

I’ve done a lot of preparation for my hikes. I enjoy it. The research and planning for me takes about as long as the actual hike. Learning and

Mar 14, 2018 : Nick Cornell
Five Good Reasons To Hike the CDT

Five Good Reasons To Hike the CDT

1. To Finish My Triple Crown When I set out on the AT many years ago I didn’t realize where that trail would take me. It not only took me to Maine,

Mar 10, 2018 : Nick Cornell