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 […]
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 […]
Porter and Gail Storey hike in the high mountain ranges of Colorado, while Amber reads I Promise Not to Suffer.