Porter Storey completes the New Mexico section of the Continental Divide Trail. A recap of significant moments for Porter, Gail, and Amber.
Porter Storey climbs red rock cliffs on the Continental Divide Trail. Gail Storey rises to the challenges of finding him at remote trailheads for resupply. Amber shops and parties in Santa Fe.
Porter Storey gets caught in a blizzard at 10,000 feet on the CDT. Amber falls in love with Albert, a White Peacock, who tells her that he brings Eternal Happiness.
Gail and Porter Storey hike through the El Malpais National Monument lava fields in freezing rain, and celebrate with lava cake at La Ventana restaurant.
Porter Storey crosses the Gila River on the Continental Divide Trail more than 200 times in ten days while Gail and Amber meditate in hot springs in Truth or Consequences, NM.
Porter Storey filters water from dubious sources on CDT, and makes it to beer at the CDT First Annual Trail Days and Kick Off in Silver City, NM.
Porter and Philip Storey emerge victorious from the first section of the Continental Divide Trail from the Mexican border to Lordsburg, NM. Gail Storey meditates, and Amber Storey supervises blister surgery.
Porter Storey begins his Continental Divide Trail thru-hike, joined the first five days by his son, Philip. Gail Storey begins her solo meditation retreat in Deming, NM, on standby as resupply trail angel.
Porter and Gail Storey prepare for their Continental Divide Trail adventure, from food preparation (including lots of chocolate) to getting every aspect of their lives in order.
Porter Storey retires after 30 years as a leader in hospice and palliative medicine, to hike the 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail over the mountains of New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. His wife, Gail, is his “trail angel” support, moving from town to town near the CDT on a solo meditation retreat.