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Danielle and Kate DNK Presents

Trek Tribe Mountain Bike Ride

Our women’s mountain bike rides in Brown County State Park are back on!

Come and ride with Trek Bicycle Women’s Advocate Kate Nolan.

These rides are beginner friendly and all levels are encouraged to join. It’s a great way to make new friends, learn more skills and build community. Our goal is to get more women on bikes and provide a safe, fun environment for you to get your shred on!

Rides begin at 6pm EST, we will meet at the Upper Shelter in Brown County State Park. We will practice social distancing before, during and after the ride.

If you have been exposed to or have experienced symptoms of COVID do not attend.
Masks are not required but feel free to bring your own mask and wear it if you’d like.

Rides begin at 6pm, make sure you have a proper helmet, water and snacks.

Inclement weather: If there is inclement weather or if the trails are wet, we will not ride. If you have questions about the ride or trail conditions feel free to text Kate at 317-445-7155.

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Danielle and Kate DNK Presents

Trek Tribe Mountain Bike Ride

Our women’s mountain bike rides in Brown County State Park are back on!

Come and ride with Trek Bicycle Women’s Advocate Kate Nolan.

These rides are beginner friendly and all levels are encouraged to join. It’s a great way to make new friends, learn more skills and build community. Our goal is to get more women on bikes and provide a safe, fun environment for you to get your shred on!

Rides begin at 6pm EST, we will meet at the Upper Shelter in Brown County State Park. We will practice social distancing before, during and after the ride.

If you have been exposed to or have experienced symptoms of COVID do not attend.
Masks are not required but feel free to bring your own mask and wear it if you’d like.

Rides begin at 6pm, make sure you have a proper helmet, water and snacks.

Inclement weather: If there is inclement weather or if the trails are wet, we will not ride. If you have questions about the ride or trail conditions feel free to text Kate at 317-445-7155.

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Campside Sessions Women’s Mountain Bike Camp Virginia

Get all the details and sign up on our sister site Campside Sessions here! 

Join us for an awesome weekend of riding and mountain bike skills in Stokesville, VA. You will be instructed by professional coaches and meet other amazing women to continue riding with. Your meals and primitive on site camping is included, see you on the trails!

When: Oct. 23-25

Where: Stokesville, VA Campground

Who: Awesome rad women who want to learn skills and mountain bike with other awesome rad women

Learn more and sign up on our sister website Campside Sessions!

Copy and past the link in your browser: https://www.campsidesessions.com/events/stokesville-va-2020

 

 

FAQ:

I’ve never ridden a mountain bike or I’m pretty new, can I come?

Absofreakinlutely! We invite ALL levels of riders to come and participate. When you sign up we have you fill out a questionnaire to place you in a group based on your skill level. We have had women start out in the beginner groups and now coming into year 3 we have seen them advance to the higher groups, which is super exciting!

If I need a bike can I rent one?

Yes we always partner with a shop for discount rental bikes!

Do I have to camp with everyone?

No you do not, you can stay wherever you like! We always give that option for people who want to camp on site with us but we are happy to give you other recommendations on places to stay – sometimes there are cabins or rooms on site as well!

I’m coming with my friends will I be in the same group as them?

Maybe, maybe not. While you ride with your friends all the time at home you might be best suited to be in a different group as them for our camp. It is important for us to give you the best tools and skills you need to be successful to continue riding more confidently and comfortably. Our coaches and staff are professionally trained through PMBIA or ICP and we have done this for years with in our own businesses and for over 3 years with Campside Sessions. There are times once you are in your group we may move you but we will always discuss this with you first.

I have a strict diet can you accommodate me?

We can cover vegetarian, gluten free. If you have sever allergies or other dietary restrictions we due recommend bringing your own food. While we wish we could accommodate every person’s request many times we are in remote locations for our camps and the caterers or food options are very limited.

What is the refund policy?

If you have to cancel first you can always transfer your ticket to another camp within that calendar year. 30 days out full refund after that we do not offer refunds due to paying for permits, insurance, coaches, meals, etc.

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Big South Fork Women’s Backpacking

Join us for the fall beginner/intermediate Women’s Backpacking Adventure in The Big South Fork National Recreation Area in Oneida, Tennessee! We will begin the trip on Friday at 1pm EST and finish by Sunday 12pm-ish. The entire weekend will be about 12 miles, there is about 700 ft. of elevation fall on Friday and 7oo ft. of elevation rise on the final day, Sunday. The terrain is all single track trail and rugged. Friday night we will backpack in to Charit Creek and be at a beautiful primitive site along the creek, about a 2 mile hike in. The next day we will hike along Charit Creek Trail, set up camp along the beautiful creek again, then day hike to breathtaking Slave Falls and incredible rock shelters, and caves along the trail. Sunday morning we will wake up and hike back up to see the Twin Arches and then to the trailhead.

This trip you will learn the basics of backpacking including how to filter water, read a map, cook in the backcountry, hang food, and have an amazing time in an absolutely beautiful part of the country. We hope you will join us for this awesome weekend we have planned!

Trip Itinerary:

Adventure begins Friday October 9th 1pm exact meeting location will be sent out

Adventure ends Sunday October 11th 12pm

 

Meet your women’s backpacking guidesess:

Candice Baggett and Chapin Schnick, see their bios here.

 

Cost does not include: 

Transportation to and from starting location

Travel insurance

The gear listed below that is not *

 

Cost does include: 

Professionally trained women guides

Backcountry meals including: Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch (if needed)

Gear if needed (limited quantities available) 62L Backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, 2 person shared Tent, camp stove, fuel

Commercial backcountry permits for The Big South Fork Recreation Area

An opportunity to learn from super rad outdoor women guides about backpacking in a small group setting with other like minded women!

 

COVID-19 UPDATE:

During the trip we do not require you do wear a mask but you are welcome to if you feel more comfortable. You will be required to keep a safe distance away from one another throughout the weekend.

You will have separate sleeping arrangements with either a tent or hammock.

We will be reaching out to participants right before the weekend and asking if you have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has had COVID-19 related symptoms, or if you are experiencing or have in the past 14 days experienced COVID-19 related symptoms. If answering “yes” to any of these questions you will be asked to not join the weekend trip.

*If you have any questions regarding our procedures that are being taken to keep you safe and healthy please feel free to email me at danielle@dnkpresents.com

 

Gear list and recommended clothing:

Gear with a * is available and included in your cost on a first come first serve basis! Sign up early if you need this gear so we can accommodate your needs!

*Backpack (1 left)

*Sleeping Bag

*Sleeping Pad

*2 – person shared Tent (1 left)

*Camp stove fuel

*Camp stove, Jet Boil etc.

Hammock (if you do not have a tent)

Pan or pot for cooking

Flashlight/headlamp

Extra batteries (for headlamp)

Matches or lighter

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

Instant coffee packets or tea if you like

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)

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”  large 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)

Sunglasses

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

Personal items

*DNK Presents provides if you have requested

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

 

To learn more about The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, check out the link here: https://www.nps.gov/biso/index.htm

The Big South Fork is one of our favorite places to lead women’s backpacking adventures, we look forward to seeing you in the wilderness with us!

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Danielle and Kate DNK Presents

Trek Tribe Mountain Bike Ride

Our women’s mountain bike rides in Brown County State Park are back on!

Come and ride with Trek Bicycle Women’s Advocate Kate Nolan.

These rides are beginner friendly and all levels are encouraged to join. It’s a great way to make new friends, learn more skills and build community. Our goal is to get more women on bikes and provide a safe, fun environment for you to get your shred on!

Rides begin at 6pm EST, we will meet at the Upper Shelter in Brown County State Park. We will practice social distancing before, during and after the ride.

If you have been exposed to or have experienced symptoms of COVID do not attend.
Masks are not required but feel free to bring your own mask and wear it if you’d like.

Rides begin at 6pm, make sure you have a proper helmet, water and snacks.

Inclement weather: If there is inclement weather or if the trails are wet, we will not ride. If you have questions about the ride or trail conditions feel free to text Kate at 317-445-7155.

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Campside Sessions Women’s Mountain Bike Camp Brown County

Get all the details and sign up on our sister site Campside Sessions here! 

Join us for an awesome weekend of riding and mountain bike skills in Brown County State Park. You will be instructed by professional coaches and meet other amazing women to continue riding with. Your meals and primitive on site camping is included, see you on the trails!

When: Sept. 18-20

Where: Brown County State Park Nashville, IN

Who: Awesome rad women who want to learn skills and mountain bike with other awesome rad women

Learn more and sign up on our sister website Campside Sessions!

Copy and past the link in your browser: https://www.campsidesessions.com/events/brown-county-in-2020

 

 

FAQ:

I’ve never ridden a mountain bike or I’m pretty new, can I come?

Absofreakinlutely! We invite ALL levels of riders to come and participate. When you sign up we have you fill out a questionnaire to place you in a group based on your skill level. We have had women start out in the beginner groups and now coming into year 3 we have seen them advance to the higher groups, which is super exciting!

If I need a bike can I rent one?

Yes we always partner with a shop for discount rental bikes!

Do I have to camp with everyone?

No you do not, you can stay wherever you like! We always give that option for people who want to camp on site with us but we are happy to give you other recommendations on places to stay – sometimes there are cabins or rooms on site as well!

I’m coming with my friends will I be in the same group as them?

Maybe, maybe not. While you ride with your friends all the time at home you might be best suited to be in a different group as them for our camp. It is important for us to give you the best tools and skills you need to be successful to continue riding more confidently and comfortably. Our coaches and staff are professionally trained through PMBIA or ICP and we have done this for years with in our own businesses and for over 3 years with Campside Sessions. There are times once you are in your group we may move you but we will always discuss this with you first.

I have a strict diet can you accommodate me?

We can cover vegetarian, gluten free. If you have sever allergies or other dietary restrictions we due recommend bringing your own food. While we wish we could accommodate every person’s request many times we are in remote locations for our camps and the caterers or food options are very limited.

What is the refund policy?

If you have to cancel first you can always transfer your ticket to another camp within that calendar year. 30 days out full refund after that we do not offer refunds due to paying for permits, insurance, coaches, meals, etc.

 

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Women's Backpacking DNK Presents

Women’s Intro Backpacking

Join us for DNK Presents’ annual women’s intro backpacking trip in beautiful Shades State Park. This trip is for those who are really new to camping, hiking and backpacking. This trip is very beginner friendly but at the same time will give you a good taste of what backpacking and “roughing it” is really like! We will hike along the backpacking trail a moderate 2.5 miles, to the backcountry area, set up camp, learn how to filter water, cook in the backcountry, hang food, learn the principles of Leave No Trace and so much more! After the weekend you will feel more confident to take on your next adventure!

Please read on to answer some questions that you might have for this trip!

Gear: DNK Presents provides gear on a first come first serve basis so sign up soon!

Cost: Includes backcountry meals for Saturday evening and Sunday morning. You will need to have breakfast before you arrive and pack your lunch for Saturday.

Not included in cost:  Fee to get into the state park, $7 for in state and $9 for out of state.

Other important info:

*If you are an hour or more late for the start time of the trip you will forfeit your spot for the adventure and will not receive a refund.

*Communication will be done through email for this trip from Danielle@dnkpresents.com, you will receive more trip details and information closer to the event date, please do not comment on Facebook posts about this trip, the best way to get all the details is through email, thank you!

COVID-19:

DNK Presents cannot prevent you or your child(ren) from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in our events. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to participate in DNK Presents’ services you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

Participants MUST be asymptomatic of any flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms in order to participate in the trip. Participants should not attend the adventure if they have been in contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19.

 

Equipment DNK Presents can provide on a first come first serve basis, sign up early to make sure we have equipment if you need it: 

60 Liter Backpack

Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Pad

Tent (2 person)

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. You will share food with a partner for the weekend and carry that food in your packs for the weekend, the food is dehydrated and bagged separately.

The full gear list for the weekend below, you will need to pack your lunch for Saturday afternoon.

 

Gear list and recommended clothing:

Tent or hammock (we can also provide)

Flashlight/headlamp

Extra batteries for flashlight/headlamp

Snacks/Extra food (fruit is not recommended because it is heavy and leaves waste behind, granola bars or dried fruit, trail mix is great)

Lunch for Saturday afternoon i.e. any sand which, PB&J, cheese.crackers,

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

Zip lock baggies for storage of items like snacks, food or trash,

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

Moon cycle items – check out my tips here

Baby wipes or face wipes

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.
This adventure will get you ready for the backcountry, please join us for this women’s intro to backpacking this September!
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Yoga in the Barn Story Inn Bed and Breakfast

Wellness in the Woods

Join Danielle Wolter Nolan for a guided outdoor day retreat, Wellness in the Woods, at the beautiful secluded Story Inn in Brown County Indiana. We will begin the day with an hour yoga session in the Barn behind the Story Inn, then we will drive a short distance to the trail head of the hike. The hike is short but steep and narrow. It has beautiful rock formations at the top of the hike, which is where we will do a short guided meditation and earthing session. Then we will begin our decent and travel back to the Story Inn. From there we will have lunch together on the patio at the restaurant at the Story Inn.

When: Saturday Sept. 12th

Time: 9am-1:30pm

Location: Story Inn Bed and Breakfast

Cost: Early Bird $75.00 until Aug. 31st

$89.00 after Aug. 31st

 

Schedule:

9-10am Yoga in The Barn

10:15 Leave for Guided Hike and meditation

12pm Arrive back at Story Inn

12:15pm Lunch

 

Included in Cost:

  • Yoga session
  • Guided hike, Earthing, Forest Bathing experience
  • Meditation
  • Catered lunch and non-alcoholic drink at The Story Inn Bed and Breakfast (wine tasting included for an additional cost)
  • Secluded beautiful safe space experience to explore with Danielle at the Story Inn and in the wilderness of Brown County Indiana

Not Included: 

-Transportation to and from The Story Inn, there is a short drive to the hike location as well but we will be able to car pool

-Travel insurance or fees incurred related to preparing for the event

 

*We have extra yoga mats if you need to borrow one

Gear: 

Make sure to wear comfortable clothes, and shoes. The hike is not very long but very steep so you will need a sturdy trail shoe or hiking boot. Bring a small backpack to carry your water, electrolytes, snacks for the day, sunscreen, bug spray and anything else you might need to carry with you.

 

Meet Danielle: 

Danielle Wolter Nolan, Soulful Trail, Wellness in the Woods
Danielle Wolter Nolan, Soulful Trail, Wellness in the Woods

Danielle is a certified Yoga instructor, Thai masseuse, Reiki Master and Outdoor Wellness course creator and Wilderness guide. She is the co-founder of DNK Presents, non-profit women’s empowerment organization, Live Adventurously and nature healing business, Soulful Trail. She loves to reconnect people with nature to increase mental, physical and emotional health and wellness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19: 

Participants are not required to wear masks during the retreat because we will be outdoors but please bring a mask with you in case we would need to be closer than 6 feet for some reason.

Do not come to the event if you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the 14 days leading up to the event.

If you have any questions please reach out!

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Women's Backpacking DNK Presents

Wilderness First Aid and CPR

Wilderness First Aid and CPR class brought to you by DNK Presents! We are very excited to be the host of a SOLO Wilderness First Aid Course and CPR training through the American Heart Association in Brown County Indiana.

This is a 16-hour, 2 day, entry level course. It’s great for outdoor enthusiasts looking to learn more about wilderness medicine and first aid in the backcountry and anyone looking to feel more safe and confident in the outdoors alone or with a group. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) covers topics ranging from preparation and prevention to assessment and treatment of injuries that may occur in the wilderness. Students will have an opportunity to learn practical skills through hands-on scenarios as well as in a traditional classroom setting.

Upon completing and passing the course you will receive your Wilderness First Aid Certification through SOLO, this is a 2-year certification. 

*Please note that SOLO and our instructors are taking extra precautions due to COVID-19 and will be practicing social distancing during the course.

Location: 

Brown County History Center

90 East Gould

Nashville, IN 47448

When: 

Saturday, Sept. 12  8:30am – 5:00pm

Sunday, Sept. 13   8:00am – 4:30pm

(includes 30 min lunch both days)

Gear List: (you need to bring)

  • Backpack to put everything in (medium to large)
  • Rain gear (tops and bottoms – we will be outside rain or shine)
  • Layers of clothing (for splinting exercises and to keep yourself warm during scenarios)
  • Sun protection
  • Water bottles (at least 1 qt/litre)
  • Lunch/snacks
  • Pen and notepad
  • Timekeeping device
  • Foot wear appropriate to the terrain (closed toes, no flip flops)
  • Insect repellent
  • 2 cloth face coverings – 1 for Sat, 1 for Sun (required)
  • Nitrile Gloves (as many pair as you are able to obtain. 6 pair required minimum)
  • Old Sleeping bag or blanket
  • First Aid Kit you normally bring on outings
  • Sleeping Pad and cordage to keep it rolled up  (this will serve as your ‘patient’. We will strive to make the scenarios as real as possible while keeping physical distancing guidelines in place)
  • Tarp (optional)
  • Trekking poles, Crazy Creek Chair, Sam Splint (all optional)
  • Protective eye-ware (safety glasses)
  • Latex or any type of gloves *Gloves will need to be changed with each new physical contact scenario (please bring multiple)

COVID-19 Disclaimer: This wilderness medical training consists of didactic and practical skills. During didactic lessons, students will be separated by 6ft in the classroom space. Group sizes are smaller to support this. However, where the appropriate assessment of patients requires physically touching a patient, there is always the potential of risk in doing so. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are requiring students to take additional precautions throughout the course. Students (patients and rescuers) MUST wear gloves, a face mask, and eye protection during ANY hands-on work. With these additional requirements, we are working to reduce the risk that is present. In taking the training, you understand the associated risks are similar to coming across a patient in the backcountry.

DNK Presents cannot prevent you or your child(ren) from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in our events. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to participate in DNK Presents’ services you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

Students MUST be asymptomatic of any flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms in order to participate in the course. Students should not attend the course if they have been in contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19.

Cost: 

Early Bird $179.00 now until Aug. 15th

Full Price $199.00 begins Aug. 16th-Sept. 4th

 

CPR Certification:

Are you interested or do you need to re-certify your CPR? We are offering a 4 hour CPR training after the class on Saturday August 22nd from 5-9pm. If you are interested please sign up below.

Meet your Instructors: 

SOLO Instructors – Tymme Laun and Danyele Green both have their Wilderness First Responder certifications and have completed multiple cave rescue courses over the past 2 ½  decades.  Tymme has Level 3 certification and Danyele has completed Level 1 with NCRC. They also assist in the weekend orientation to cave rescue course offered by NCRC and have taught for NASAR in the past through courses offered at Indiana University.   An in-cave accident many years ago jump started their passion for adding wilderness medicine courses into their knowledge base. They both have a passion for sharing the knowledge learned with others and look forward to our upcoming course.

Wilderness First Aid Instructors DNK Presents
Wilderness First Aid Instructors DNK Presents
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Danielle and Kate DNK Presents

Trek Tribe Mountain Bike Ride

Our women’s mountain bike rides in Brown County State Park are back on!

Come and ride with Trek Bicycle Women’s Advocate Kate Nolan.

These rides are beginner friendly and all levels are encouraged to join. It’s a great way to make new friends, learn more skills and build community. Our goal is to get more women on bikes and provide a safe, fun environment for you to get your shred on!

Rides begin at 6pm EST, we will meet at the Upper Shelter in Brown County State Park. We will practice social distancing before, during and after the ride.

If you have been exposed to or have experienced symptoms of COVID do not attend.
Masks are not required but feel free to bring your own mask and wear it if you’d like.

Rides begin at 6pm, make sure you have a proper helmet, water and snacks.

Inclement weather: If there is inclement weather or if the trails are wet, we will not ride. If you have questions about the ride or trail conditions feel free to text Kate at 317-445-7155.

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