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 […]
GDMBR #1: Mexico Border to Banff, Canada!
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.
HIKING THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL: #35
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.
Continental Divide Trail #34: Epic Finish!
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!
Continental Divide Trail #33: Og, Intrepid, & She Who Must Be Obeyed!
Our well-earned trail-names: Og, Intrepid, and She Who Must Be Obeyed!
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 […]