This journey is a mix of assiduous attention to detail for survival and contemplation of luminous landscapes for the soul. After driving, sometimes for hours, to Porter’s drop-off trailhead, together we work for almost an hour to unload his mountain bike, Goat, from its vertical bike rack with its various locks and accoutrements, put on […]
Gail and Porter Storey begin the 2,774-mile Great Divide Mountain-Bike Route from Mexico to Canada, with Porter solo biking and Gail hiking while doing support and logistics.
Gail and Porter Storey hike the 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail from the border of Mexico to Canada, with Porter hiking mostly solo and Gail as trail-angel support.
Our son, Philip, joins Og for an epic CDT finish in the Weminuche Wilderness, and a celebration with Intrepid and She Who Must Be Obeyed!
Our well-earned trail-names: Og, Intrepid, and She Who Must Be Obeyed!
Og survives storms in the western Collegiates, Gail talks him into a real tent, Amber talks herself into Malbec plus champagne.
Og (aka Porter) gets sick but makes it into Wyoming on the CDT, and Amber kisses Nathan.
Og (aka Porter) messaged me late one night from his campsite in the Rabbit Ears Range to say he saw and smelled smoke, and was there a fire near him? I sprang into action from my hotel room and learned a lot about how to research fire activity, especially through an invaluable site called Inciweb. […]
I was out hiking by myself when I happened upon this magnificent bull moose, about seven feet tall, blocking the trail! I backed up respectfully and got behind a tree, as one is supposed to do. Moose can charge at any time, so I waited quietly for quite a while until it plunged into the […]
So I’m descending 12,000-foot Mount Flora, solo after leaving Og (aka Porter) to continue north on the Continental Divide Trail. “Gail?!” a woman calls out behind me. Who the heck could I possibly know out here? And I’m like, “Uh, ya, and you are?” “Yogi,” she says. “I met your husband up the trail and […]