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.
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: