Our well-earned trail-names: Og, Intrepid, and She Who Must Be Obeyed!
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from Gail Storey
Continental Divide Trail #32: Too Light in the Collegiate Peaks!
Og survives storms in the western Collegiates, Gail talks him into a real tent, Amber talks herself into Malbec plus champagne.
Continental Divide Trail #31: Made it to Wyoming!
Og (aka Porter) gets sick but makes it into Wyoming on the CDT, and Amber kisses Nathan.
Continental Divide Trail #30: Fire, Storms, & Old Friends
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. […]
Continental Divide Trail #29: Gail Meets a Moose; Og Meets Elk
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 […]
Continental Divide Trail #28: Yogi, Rockstar Thru-Hiker!
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 […]
Continental Divide Trail #27: Knife-Edge Ridges, Wind, & Goats!
This section of the Continental Divide Trail, from Copper Mountain to Grays Peak, parted ways with the Colorado Trail to head north. Og (aka Porter) hiked knife-edge ridges with steep drop-offs on both sides. He saw few other hikers but lots of wildlife, from marmots, ptarmigans, and ravens to mountain goats! He melted snow to […]
Continental Divide Trail #26: High Ridges and Wildflowers
Porter and Gail Storey hike in the high mountain ranges of Colorado, while Amber reads I Promise Not to Suffer.
Continental Divide Trail #25: Beauty & a Map Mishap
Porter Storey continues his CDT hike in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado with only one mishap.
Continental Divide Trail #24: So Much Snow!
Og (Porter Storey) found deep snow and steep climbs in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.
Continental Divide Trail #23: OG in the BOG!
We’re back on the CDT, but Og lost his way, his poles, and his glasses in a high alpine bog of snowmelt.
MOUNTAIN BIKING the COLORADO TRAIL
Porter Storey mountain bikes segments of the Colorado Trail.