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DNK Presents Women's Backpacking

Women’s Beginner Backpack Adventure

Get your hiking boots  for this super chill backpacking adventure this summer! This is a beginner backpacking trip perfect for getting a taste for what backpacking is like or dusting off your hiking boots and getting back outdoors if you haven’t been in a while and of course meeting some amazing women! Lead guide Katy Williams will guide you along the Low Gap and Tecumseh trail to the backcountry area, you will set up camp, then hike to Bear Lake and learn about filtering water in the backcountry. You’ll hike back to the backcountry area, make dinner by the campfire that evening and learning more about taking your own backpacking adventure.

Total miles hiked during weekend about 10 miles along the Low Gap and Tecumseh trail.

Backpack food provided Saturday evening and breakfast Sunday morning. You will need to have had breakfast before arriving and pack a sandwich for Saturday afternoon!

DNK Presents can provide on a first come first serve basis:

Tent (shared 2 person)

Backpack 65 liters  ***We are now out of backpacks for this trip

Sleeping Pad

Sleeping Bag

Cookware including fuel

Mess kit

 

Gear list and recommended clothing:

Tent or hammock

Flashlight/headlamp

Extra batteries (for headlamp)

Camp stove, Jet Boil etc.

Pan or pot for cooking

Camp stove fuel

Matches or lighter

“Mess kit” i.e. plate, bowl, fork, spoon, knife

Instant coffee packets or tea if you need this

Snacks/Extra food (standard fruit i.e., apples, oranges are NOT recommended because they are heavy and there is waste, trial mix, granola bars, etc. are better)

Extra clothes, layers (dry fit, wool or technical – cotton is NOT recommended because once it gets wet it stays wet)

Swim Suit (suitable for lake i.e. not your brand new one!)

2 filled water bottles (64 oz. total) or water or hydration bladder filled (2 liters at least)

Whistle

Insect Repellent

Hat

Gators (for shoes – optional)

Trekking poles (optional)

Sunburn Preventative

Bathroom “kit” another zip lock bag, or dark zip lock bag, wipes, hand sanitizer, trowels will be available

Baby wipes or face wipes

Zip lock bags for small items

Large Zip lock bags and/or plastic bags for carrying out your trash

Camp shoes (cheap pair of flip flops to wear when we get to the camp site area)

Hiking boots (highly recommended)

Extra socks

Rain Gear (jacket, poncho, rain pants)

Band-Aids’, other First Aide items you may need (DNK has First Aid Kit)

Personal items

We ask that you carry any medications you may need. Please notify us of any known allergies, medications or medical conditions your guides should be aware of. 

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Women's Backpacking DNK Presents

Wild Women’s Backpack Overnight

Hello wild women backpackers! This is the first DNK Present’s women’s backpacking of the summer and we are headed to a beautiful section of the Tecumseh trail in Central Indiana. This is an Intermediate to Advanced hike, the trail is rugged with switch backs and tough terrain. It is an out and back trail, you will hike 8-9 miles in and 8-9 miles out the next day starting in Yellowwood State Forest. DNK Presents guides will go over and practice Leave No Trace ethics, how to prepare meals in the backcountry, filter water, make fire and do it along side our favorite outdoor backcountry women! Grab your boots, your best friends and meet us in the wilderness! DNK Presents will provide meals, water filteration system, mess kit, etc. Some rental gear is available for you on a first come first serve basis, sign up ASAP if you want in on this adventure! 

If you have questions please contact us hello@dnkpresents.com  

Itinerary:

9am meet in Yellowwood State Forest

10am Begin hike into the backcountry along Tecumseh Trail

4pm Arrive at the backcountry area campsite

Make dinner, share stories that evening around the campfire, learn to how to hang food, make fire, hunt bear, whittle swords, etc!

7:30am wake up, make breakfast, stretch!

4pm Arrive back at the parking lot, celebrate!

 

Equipment DNK Presents can provide on a first come first serve basis: 

Backpack

Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Pad

Tent (2 person)

Headlamp

Trowel

Backcountry cookware

*Food is provided for everyone (dinner Saturday, breakfast Sunday, lunch Sunday). All of the backpacking food is vegetarian, we can accommodate for most food allergies if we are notified far enough in advance.

The full gear list for the weekend below.

 

Gear list and recommended clothing:

Tent or hammock (we can also provide)

Flashlight/headlamp

Extra batteries for flashlight/headlamp

Snacks/Extra food

Extra Clothes, Layers (dry fit, wool or technical – cotton is NOT recommended because once it gets wet it stays wet)

2 filled water bottles (Nalgene size 32 oz. at least or 64 oz. total) OR water bladder ***Come with it filled

Whistle

Insect Repellent

Hat

Gators (for shoes – optional)

Trekking poles (optional)

Sunburn Preventative

Hand Sanitizer

Plastic or zip lock baggies for storage of small items

Bathroom “Kit” – zip lock bag, wipes – you may want to duck tape the outside of your waste bag or use a dark bag

Baby wipes or face wipes

Zip lock bags for small items

Camp shoes (cheap pair of flip flops to wear when we get to the camp site area)

Hiking boots (highly recommended)

Extra socks

Rain Gear (jacket, poncho, rain pants) – Always a good idea even if the forecast does not call for it

Band-Aids’, other First Aide items you may need (DNK has First Aid Kit)

Personal items

 
Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time.
 
Please contact Danielle at 812-449-6134 or email danielle@dnkpresents.com with questions
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DNK Presents Live Adventurously

Film Showcasing Transformative Women’s Outdoor Adventure Distributed Globally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 22, 2018

Contact: Kate Shepherd

317-442-1674

Kate@KateShepherdCommunications.com

 

Film Showcasing Transformative Women’s Outdoor Adventure Distributed Globally

DNK Presents’ Documentary Now on IndieFlix

 

(INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA) – The acclaimed documentary film “Live Adventurously” is now available on IndieFlix for viewers around the world to enjoy. “Live Adventurously” is featured on the front page of the IndieFlix website in the “Recently Added” category and other areas of the streaming platform.

 

The film from outdoor adventure company DNK Presents follows the riveting journey of the four Indiana women who won the inaugural DNK Presents’ Women’s Adventure Giveaway and took part in a four-day backcountry adventure.

 

The film focuses on the fears, determination and ultimate victories of the strangers during the uplifting outdoor adventure guided by DNK Presents’ Founders Danielle Wolter Nolan and Kate Nolan. The women left as friends who had shared an empowering journey.

 

“We are thrilled that a larger audience will get to see this film and be touched by the stories of these strong, compassionate women,” said DNK Co-Founder Danielle Wolter Nolan. “To have the film available on IndieFlix can only bring more attention to the beauty of the great outdoors and how adventure can transform your life.”

 

The 2016 contest winners were picked from a pool of more than 60 compelling nominations of women in need of adventure. The winners and stars of the film are Michele Lorbieski Anderson, Candice Baggett, Ali Lemberg and Kelsey Steuer.

 

The film follows the women as they surrendered their cell phones, backpacked through the rugged wilderness, mountain biked over hills and came across other surprises during the life changing journey.

 

“An inspiring look into the stories of these women and a great showcase of female empowerment!” said IndieFlix Acquisitions/Ingestion Manager Christopher Drdla about “Live Adventurously.”

 

The trip was a once in a life-time experience.

 

“I would say one of the coolest things about this whole experience has been getting to know the other women,” participant Ali Lemberg said about the adventure. “People that didn’t even know each other were a team, had each other’s backs, felt the love and championed each other’s victory. It was such a victory for all of us.”

 

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About DNK Presents

DNK Presents organizes and guides empowering adventure retreats for individuals, groups and businesses. Founders Danielle Wolter Nolan and Kate Nolan focus on getting people to step outside their comfort zones, try something for the first time, and in turn gain confidence through experiential learning and adventures. DNK Presents founded and hosts an unprecedented event each year, the Live Adventurously, Women’s Adventure Giveaway. This event is a chance for people to nominate a woman in their life to win a customized, extended backcountry adventure weekend guided by Danielle and Kate.

 

About IndieFlix

IndieFlix Group Inc is a global screening and streaming service that promotes and supports social impact films to create positive change in the world. IndieFlix screening service books offline community screenings in schools, corporations, and communities around the world while IndieFlix streaming offers a monthly subscription based service to access thousands of high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, and series. https://www.indieflix.com

IndieFlix, DNK Presents, Live Adventurously

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Rock Climbing DNK Presents, dnk presents, private group adventures, corporate team building adventures, adventures,

Rock Climbing Outdoor Trip

Have you been rock climbing for a while but have just been in the gym? Are you wanting to take your skills outside but don’t know where to go, what to bring or where to start? We have the perfect weekend for you! Welcome to our weekend outdoor rock climbing adventure trip to the Red River Gorge in Slade Kentucky. You will be with guides, Chelsea Willis and Ali Solomon going to entire new area of the Gorge, I’ll give you a hint, it’s beautiful, challenging, and you will go through a tunnel to get there. 

Camping is included both Friday and Saturday night at Miguel’s

Schedule:

Saturday, May 19th

7:30am Leave for North Gorge (wall announced when you sign up)

Climb all day packing in lunches, water, snacks

5-6pm Arrive back at Miguels for Pizza

Sunday May 20th

Hike in the Gorge or half day climbing

*Helmets are included

*Climbing harness, shoes, belay device are NOT included

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Women's Backpacking DNK Presents

Wild Women’s Backpack Weekend

Join us for our beginning/moderate women’s backpacking 2-night adventure! We are so excited to offer the full weekend backpack experience so you can enjoy the wilderness and learn even more! This is a beginner to moderate backpack trip. For the weekend you will hike a total of 10 miles along the rugged Tecumseh trail, despite what you may think about Indiana being flat this trail is not, you will hike up and down with a little over 600 ft. of elevation gain and loss. Equipment is provided at no additional charge on a first come first serve basis.

Weekend Summary: You will meet your guide Friday May 4th by 5pm at the Low Gap Trail parking lot in Morgan-Monroe State Forest, and hike in and stay close to the parking lot that evening to camp. Saturday morning you will pack and up hike about 7-8 miles along the rugged Tecumseh trail to the backcountry camping area, the next day you will hike out the about 2-3 mile back to the parking lot to complete the low gap trail loop.

Equipment DNK Presents can provide on a first come first serve basis:
Backpack
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad
Tent (2 person)
Headlamp
Trowel
Backcountry cookware
*Dehydrated backpacking food is provided for everyone (Dinner Friday, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Saturday, breakfast Sunday). All of the backpacking food is vegetarian, we can accommodate for most food allergies if we are notified far enough in advance.
The full gear list for the weekend below.Gear list and recommended clothing:
Tent or hammock (we can also provide)
Flashlight/headlamp
Extra batteries for flashlight/headlamp
Snacks/Extra food
Extra Clothes, Layers (dry fit, wool or technical – cotton is NOT recommended because once it gets wet it stays wet)
2 filled water bottles (Nalgene size 32 oz. at least or 64 oz. total) OR water bladder ***Come with it filled
Whistle
Insect Repellent
Hat
Gators (for shoes – optional)
Trekking poles (optional)
Sunburn Preventative
Hand Sanitizer
Plastic or zip lock baggies for storage of small items, and storage of trash or waste
Bathroom “Kit” – zip lock bag, wipes – you may want to duck tape the outside of your waste bag or use a dark bag
Baby wipes or face wipes
Ziplock bags for small items
Camp shoes (cheap pair of flip-flops to wear when we get to the campsite area)
Hiking boots (highly recommended)
Extra socks
Rain Gear (jacket, poncho, rain pants) – Always a good idea even if the forecast does not call for it
Band-Aids’, other First Aide items you may need (DNK has First Aid Kit)
Personal items

Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time.
Please contact Danielle at 812-449-6134 or email danielle@dnkpresents.com with questions
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Skunkworks Racing Mountain Bike Clinic

Hello women of The Skunkworks Racing Team! Last year we coached you and others in Chicago now we are so excited to take to you our neck of the woods, Brown County State Park! With this day clinic you will get the skills you need to take your riding to the next level. We are excited to guide and coach you on our newest and most advanced and fun trails in Brown County, this means lots of riding and sessioning on the trails in the park together. We will teach you the skills on how to confidently conquer rocks and roots as well as learning the proper technique of getting sweet air on the awesome downhill Hobbs Hollow trail.

*This clinic is only for the Skunkworks Racing Team out of Chicago, if you want a private clinic with your and your team or your best friends let us know and we would be happy to organize an event for you!

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Tree Planting Hike

Join us for our partnered Wild Walk with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. We will take a hike through Ellenbarger Park on the east side of Indianapolis and then plant a native tree to Indiana, the Kentucky Coffeetree. The Kentucky Coffeetree is not as well know as other native trees in the area. We are so excited to have Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s own arborist, Molly Wilson with us. She will point out other trees in the park and share some ideas on how we can be more sustainable to the trees and growth of native trees in Indiana to keep our city and state thriving in nature. We hope you will join us on this educational and super fun hike!

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Children's Mt. Bike Clinic

Kid’s Mountain Bike Clinic

Join us for another Kid’s Mountain Bike Clinic at Flat Fork Creek Park in Fishers, IN. We will cover the basic skills to get your children feeling more confident to take on their next mountain bike adventure! The second half of the clinic we will head to the awesome trail system at Flat Fork Creek All levels are welcome, we hope your little ones will join us for an awesome day in the park!

Ages: 7-13

Your child will need to have their own bike, and helmet for the clinic.

UPDATE: You will sign up for the clinic on Fisher’s Park and Recreation website not on the DNK Presents’ website. When you are on the website type in “mountain bike” in the search box on the upper right hand area and the 3 mountain bike clinics will be listed. Please reach out if you have any questions!

Sign up herewww.fishers.in.us/DNKyouth

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Backcountry Women DNK Presents

Wild Women’s Backpacking Overnight

Wild Women’s Backpacking Overnight Along the Beautiful Tecumseh Trail!

Celebrate Earth Day weekend with us along the beautiful Low Gap and the Tecumseh Trail in Morgan-Monroe and Yellowwood State Forest. We’ll learn and practice Leave No Trace ethics, how to prepare meals in the backcountry, filter water, make fire and do it along side our favorite outdoor backcountry women! Grab your boots, your best friends and let us know what equipment you need. We will limit this to a small rad group so sign up today. DNK Presents will provide meals, water filteration systems, trowels, etc. Rental gear is available on a first come first serve basis, if you need/want gear sign up ASAP! 
This is a beginner to intermediate hiking trip. The hike in will be about 6-7 miles, the hike out on Sunday will be about 3-4 miles for a total of 10 miles for the weekend, the terrain is rugged. If you have questions please contact us hello@dnkpresents.com  

Itinerary:

9am meet at the Low Gap Trail parking lot

10am Begin hike into the backcountry along Low Gap/Tecumseh Trail

4pm Arrive at the backcountry area campsite

Make dinner, share stories that evening around the campfire, learn to how to hang food, make fire, hunt bear, whittle swords, etc!

7:30am wake up, make breakfast, stretch!

12pm Arrive back at the parking lot, celebrate!

 

Equipment DNK Presents can provide on a first come first serve basis: 

Backpack

Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Pad

Tent (2 person)

Headlamp

Trowel

Backcountry cookware

*Food is provided for everyone (dinner Saturday, breakfast Sunday, lunch Sunday). All of the backpacking food is vegetarian, we can accommodate for most food allergies if we are notified far enough in advance.

The full gear list for the weekend below.

 

Gear list and recommended clothing:

Tent or hammock (we can also provide)

Flashlight/headlamp

Extra batteries for flashlight/headlamp

Snacks/Extra food

Extra Clothes, Layers (dry fit, wool or technical – cotton is NOT recommended because once it gets wet it stays wet)

2 filled water bottles (Nalgene size 32 oz. at least or 64 oz. total) OR water bladder ***Come with it filled

Whistle

Insect Repellent

Hat

Gators (for shoes – optional)

Trekking poles (optional)

Sunburn Preventative

Hand Sanitizer

Plastic or zip lock baggies for storage of small items

Bathroom “Kit” – zip lock bag, wipes – you may want to duck tape the outside of your waste bag or use a dark bag

Baby wipes or face wipes

Zip lock bags for small items

Camp shoes (cheap pair of flip flops to wear when we get to the camp site area)

Hiking boots (highly recommended)

Extra socks

Rain Gear (jacket, poncho, rain pants) – Always a good idea even if the forecast does not call for it

Band-Aids’, other First Aide items you may need (DNK has First Aid Kit)

Personal items

 
Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time.
 
Please contact Danielle at 812-449-6134 or email danielle@dnkpresents.com with questions
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DNK Presents Mountain Bike Campside Sessions

A Letter From You, A Letter From Us

From A Campside Sessions Participant…

“I am generally an outdoorsy person; the military has exposed me to many things like rappelling, survival skills, navigating, etc, and I feel confident in my skills. Despite this, there has been one thing I’ve been wanting to do for a while that I haven’t quite gotten up the courage for yet: a solo backpacking trip. I’ve had plenty of hesitations about this idea for a long time now, but when I think about it, every single one of the excuses I come up with can be overcome easily. The main thing holding me back has been fear, and watching the film (Live Adventurously) you made about your first adventure weekend for the four women, I was truly motivated to conquer that and try this thing that I’ve never done before, for the first time. I just really felt that you needed to know about the impact you had on me, since you were talking about wanting to expand your impact outside of Indiana- you already have! Additionally, the film was beautifully done and really portrayed the magnificence of each of the women; I can’t wait to see what you guys do next.

DNK Presents, Mountain Bike, Campside Sessions

Working with the two of you (Danielle and Kate) Erin, Charlotte and Jenny was truly phenomenal. Each of you have such a presence. You are warm, encouraging, funny and solid leaders. Again, not only was I able to learn so much about mountain biking, but it was just so renewing to meet so many rad women doing really cool shit. Working with men all day, every day, can make you forget all of the powerful qualities that women bring to the table, and I am so endlessly grateful that I was able to witness all of them this weekend. Thank you so much for all you are doing.”

-Emily Wren Campside Sessions Mountain Bike Participant 

Mountain Bike Campside Sessions DNK Presents

DNK Presents Mountain Bike Campside Sessions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily’s words truly moved Kate and I and we wanted to share what she wrote to us with all of you. Kate and I love what we do and we are truly grateful for all the adventures we get to guide, people we get to meet, and the beautiful places we get to travel to. Being an entrepreneur is hard, being a woman LGBT owned business, and starting an adventure company in Indiana (something that’s never been done before) is even harder. 

I read an email from a fellow woman co-founder this week, Jen Gurecki of Coalition Snow, about her struggles as a woman founder. I completely related, and while I would love to stay it’s all fun and sunshine, it’s not, just like on an adventure some days things just don’t go right, the wind changes the weather picks up and it rains…hard and it doesn’t seem like it’s ever going to stop, you trudge through, carry on, and slowly the sun begins to peak through the trees. It’s on these trips or during these times of the week when things just don’t seem to work, we are tired, the to do list is never ending; but then the next day the sun comes out, we get an email from a participant saying that their experience with us changed their lives like the one from Emily above, we keep going, we keep moving, and we won’t ever stop. 

That is the only reason why DNK Presents is still here – because of YOU. We have fallen, we have made mistakes, we have had set backs but that is when we get stronger, we rise up and we will never ever ever give up. 

We hope you don’t either.

When you come on an adventure with us it will challenge you, it may be hard at times, it might even rain, but it also might just change your life. We hope that you leave feeling inspired, ignited and empowered to take on the world – however that looks for you.

Keep on adventuring,

Danielle & Kate

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