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. […]
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 […]
Porter Storey survives the rugged Wind River Range, WY, and Gail and Amber meet him in the wilderness for resupply.
Gail D. Storey is interviewed about meditation and her book, I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail, by Sicco Rood on his podcast, Meditation Freedom.
My seventh post for “The Making of a Thru-Hiker” (in Women’s Adventure Magazine): Gourmet Feasting on the Trail I had my doubts about how well my husband, Porter, and I would eat on our hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, 2,663 miles from the border of Mexico to Canada. “I’m a gourmet cook in the […]
Don’t worry, written in 2013, this is my fifth post for “The Making of a Thru-Hiker” column (in Women’s Adventure Magazine): The Flood! In the middle of the night of September 11, 2013, floodwaters began to pour through our downstairs half-basement of five furnished rooms. A storm had stalled over the Front Range of the […]
Goodreads Giveaway of 50 copies of I PROMISE NOT TO SUFFER: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail!
Hiking the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail, Porter and I were shaken to the core by how everything is in constant flux– weather, terrain, our bodies, feelings, thoughts, the trail itself. Later, paragliding in New Zealand, we gave ourselves over to the winds of change. See how in our video:
“No such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes,” my husband, Porter, says. Since we hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, we’re often asked how to hike in snow and cold. You probably know about layering (silk or soft wool next to the skin to wick away moisture, a middle layer like fleece, a waterproof down-filled […]
I’ve never been on an outdoor trip with my husband, Porter, for which he didn’t invent/adapt/sew multiple pieces of gear. Even on our thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, he entertained himself each evening by modifying our packs, stove, water purifier, and clothes while I entertained myself begging him not to modify something that worked […]