Ori'Zaba's Co-Owners Kori & Barry to Brave the Colorado Trail
Life doesn’t happen in the dining room, which is why Ori’Zaba’s co-owners Kori and Barry are braving the wilds this summer by hiking the Colorado Trail, spanning 567 miles between Denver, CO, and Durango, CO.
Follow along on this blog for live updates about their summer journey along the Colorado Trail with their loyal four-legged friend, Maddie. Hopefully, it will inspire you to get out and explore this summer and start your own adventure.
June 25, 2021: Preparing for Adventure
Our tent is spacious and solid and we have rations for a month or more. These organic freeze-dried rations will make up almost all of our meals out on the trail. Pictured below are dried cauliflower and dried parsley. Yum!
June 28, 2021: Colorado Trail Hike Begins!
Maddie says: “Woof! This is amazing!”
June 28, 2021 Update
“Hi all! Maddie, Barry, and Kori here. Made it to our first stop. Sore, but good. Scenery was great today.”
June 30, 2021 Update
“Morning all! We had to hunker down for a thunderstorm last night. Hiked a bit this morning. Taking a short break to let the tent dry.”
July 1, 2021 Update: More Thunderstorms
“Hi! It’s Kori and Barry here. Just weathered a huge thunderstorm. Luckily we already had the tent up, so we stayed dry.”
July 4, 2021 Update
“Happy 4th all – from the CO trail trio! And you know what else today is… shower day! Yay!!! We are heading to civilization for a couple of days.”
July 9, 2021 Update
“After being sidelined with blisters and work for a few days, we are back on the trail. Finished 13 miles and set up camp.”
July 15, 2021 Update
“Maddie, Kori, and Barry here. 3,000 ft. climb over the fist 3.5 miles this morning. That’s a CO trail morning for ya. 😉”
July 18, 2021 Update
“We made it to Salida. Will be off the trail for a few days to recoup and tend to some business.”
July 25, 2021 Update
“Family and Friends – We are back in Steamboat! We have “officially” left the Colorado Trail. We didn’t make it all the way to Durango, but we had an amazing adventure. I, for one, am ready to schedule another attempt at the full through-hike. In addition to the great hiking and amazing scenery, we spent time in some great little mountain towns.”