Porter Storey survives the rugged Wind River Range, WY, and Gail and Amber meet him in the wilderness for resupply.
Porter Storey weathers a big storm on the CDT in Wyoming, Gail makes it to Rawlins on rutted mud-slick roads, and Amber finds herself awash in laundry.
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 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.
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 […]