Author Gail Storey, left, and her husband Porter hit the trail together in sickness and in health.

(Photo: Courtesy of Dana Rogers)
Boulder author Gail Storey has won a National Outdoor Book Award for her account of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with her husband.  
 
The trail runs from the U.S.-Mexico border in California, through the Mojave Desert, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, into Oregon and Washington, ending just over the Canadian border. In total, that's 2663 miles. 
 
In her book, “I Promise Not To Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes The Pacific Crest Trail,” the Boulder-based author chronicles losing more than 20 pounds on the hike, tearing a shoulder muscle and suffering from exhaustion and malnutrition.