Darlene M

I am a nature-loving being who loves to relax and just be. I am working on my people skills, so doing a NoBo thru-hike is probably the best way to get started. I love ruins, coffee, and will risk my life rescuing turtles from the road. Sober since May 2006. Amazon Link! :) https://www.amazon.com/Darlene-A-McGarrity/e/B078H5ZD3H

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Appalachian Trail Gear Review for 2021 Thru-hike

Appalachian Trail Gear Review for 2021 Thru-hike

Most of my gear to be consolidated into the red pack. Gear Review for 2021 With all the gear I have accumulated over the last nine months, it made

Jan 24, 2021 : Darlene M
Getting Present Before Hitting the Appalachian Trail in 2021

Getting Present Before Hitting the Appalachian Trail in 2021

There are many ways to get present before hitting the Appalachian Trail in 2021. Life gets crazy sometimes and that craziness manifested in full

Dec 30, 2020 : Darlene M
My Five Favorite Hiking Foods That I Eat Every Day

My Five Favorite Hiking Foods That I Eat Every Day

Walking in nature makes us feel all kinds of things. Nostalgic, grateful, and mostly, hungry. I used to eat granola bars once in a while when I

Dec 20, 2020 : Darlene M
Getting Honest About My Motives Helps Me With My Hiking

Getting Honest About My Motives Helps Me With My Hiking

Hawk by D McGarrity Getting honest about my motives helps me with hiking and peace of mind. And it can help you with yours, too. However, getting

Dec 15, 2020 : Darlene M
Ten Main Items for a Northbound Thru-hike in 2021

Ten Main Items for a Northbound Thru-hike in 2021

Image: riyan_hidayart When I first started hiking, I had no idea I'd be attempting a successful northbound thru-hike in 2021. There was also

Dec 13, 2020 : Darlene M
NoBo Thru-hike Training – Love and Hate for Pennsylvania Rocks

NoBo Thru-hike Training – Love and Hate for Pennsylvania Rocks

As a native Pennsylvanian, I used to get offended when I heard other hikers diss my home state - Rocksylvania, Where Boots Go to Die, The Sixth

Dec 11, 2020 : Darlene M
Prepping for a Sober Thru-hike in 2021

Prepping for a Sober Thru-hike in 2021

Hiking Sober I know that I am not unique in that I am a sober hiker.  My sobriety does not make me unique, but my story does. I have heard that

Dec 8, 2020 : Darlene M