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    Mountaineers Books I Promise Not To Suffer: A Fool For Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail

    A heartfelt memoir of wilderness adventure, I Promise Not to Suffer shares the journey of a middle-aged couple as they face the challenges and reap the rewards of the Pacific Crest Trail.

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    • Author: Gail D. Storey
    • Softcover; 224 pages
    • The Mountaineers Books; copyright 2013
    • Appendices include details of unique ultralight gear used in the story and other how-to information

    Gail Storey is not a hiker. But when her husband Porter resigns from his job as the director of a hospice center in Texas to hike the 2,663 mi. Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, she refuses to let him go alone.

    Carrying Porter’s homemade ultralight equipment, they sizzle in the Mojave Desert, nearly drown fording a swollen river, wade through High Sierra snows and stumble through the lava fields of Oregon. With every step and switchback, as the trail tests and deepens their relationship, Gail and Porter each walk into the question, "who am I?" Gail, confronting dangerous weight loss and her mother’s prolonged illness back home, feels herself irrevocably changed. She encounters a mountain lion and faces alpine storms, alternately frightened by nature’s power and inspired by its profound force—finding a wisdom that 3 master’s degrees and a life in the city never taught her.

    Humorous yet honestI Promise Not to Suffer shares a journey of harrowing adventures and reluctant revelations that active hikers, fans of female adventure stories and armchair travelers alike will appreciate.

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    Rated 2.0/5 based on 1 reviews
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    by fromA book on Whining I really felt this book was more about the author telling us about of she whined and complained about everything in life instead of telling about her adventure on the trail. The book seemed a bit like "Wild" although I have a hard time saying that as I loved "Wild" but this book left a lot to be desired.Wish I hadn't wasted my 20% discount on this item.
    Date published: 2013-10-23

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