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I Promise Not To Suffer - A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail

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I Promise Not To Suffer - A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail


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About I Promise Not To Suffer - A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail


I Promise Not to Suffer is Gail Storey's light-hearted yet heart-felt memoir about her and her husband's adventures and misadventures, deepening marriage, and reflections on being irrevocably changed by life on the trail. She was a novice hiker, while he was an experienced outdoorsman. Removed from their usual routines and living outside in the wilderness for months exposed hidden intricacies in their relationship. Hiking 20 miles a day over mountains, thirsting in the high desert of California, forcing frozen feet into icy socks and boots each morning in the High Sierra, stumbling through lava fields in Oregon-Gail was required to meet the elements on their own tough-love terms. From an encounter with a mountain lion to her mother's battle with cancer at home, she confronts each challenge with wit and brave style. While a dangerous loss of weight forces Gail to leave the PCT after 900 miles, she regains strength and later rejoins her husband on sections until he triumphantly reaches the northern terminus in Canada.

Humorous yet honest, this journey of harrowing hilarity and reluctant revelations will be loved by active hikers (appendices include details of their unique ultralight gear and other essential how-to information), fans of female adventure stories, and armchair travelers alike.
  • True Story
  • Filled with humor mixed with trail agony
  • Can a novice hiker conquer the PCT and stay in love with her hubby? Yes and no.
  • Gear Listings at the end
  • Wonderful book for the prospective thruhiker
  • About the Author - GAIL D. STOREY is a successful writer of fiction and poetry and a frequent writing instructor. She's the author of two novels, The Lord's Motel and God's Country Club, as well as numerous pieces in magazines including Fiction, Chicago Review, The North American Review, and Pilgrimage. Together with her husband, she has bicycled a tandem from Texas to Maine and hiked parts of the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. They now reside in Boulder, Colorado.
  • Author - Gail Storey
  • Binding - Paper
  • Pages - 224
  • Publisher - The Mountaineers
  • Year - 2013
  • ISBN - 9781594857454.

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