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Big South Fork Women’s Backpacking

Join us for this beginner friendly Women’s Backpacking Adventure in The Big South Fork Recreation Area in Oneida, Tennessee! We will begin the trip on Friday at 2pm and finish by Sunday 12pm-ish. The entire weekend will be about 11 miles. 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 – we will be in bear country so this is super important here! 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 March 22nd 2pm Meet at Twin Arches Trailhead, begin hike 3pm

Adventure ends Sunday March 24th by 12pm

 

Gear list and recommended clothing:

*Backpack

*Sleeping Bag

*Sleeping Pad

*Tent or hammock

*Camp stove fuel

*Camp stove, Jet Boil etc.

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

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Sedona Women’s Mountain Bike Camp

Join us for the 2nd annual DNK Presents Trail Sports Mountain Bike Camp in Sedona, AZ! Learn how to shred the trails with Trek Bicycle Women’s Advocates and certified Professional Mountain Bike Instructor (PMBIA) Kate Nolan along with other certified coaches and advocates Charlotte Batty, and Michelle Thiry for this epic weekend in the red rocks. A weekend to focus on yourself, in the great outdoors with other inspiring women. Leave with incredible knowledge and skills to take to the trails and making lasting friendships.

The clinic will take place at Trail Sports Bike Shop in West Sedona, trail rides will be taken from the bike shop.

Example Itinerary:

Check in Friday evening or Saturday morning

Saturday 8am light breakfast and coffee is served at Trail Sports

9am Announcements, take shuttle to bike park skills area

9:30-12pm Drills and Skills

12-1pm Lunch

1:30-4pm Group rides on the trails

Saturday evening optional bike maintenance workshops at the shop

Discounted bike rentals are available on a first come first serve basis, please contact Trail Sports (928) 862-2905 for rental equipment. 

A light breakfast with coffee, lunches, and a pizza party for Saturday night is included in the cost!

Learn how to ride the break-taking red rocks of Sedona Arizona, meet other like-minded amazing outdoor women, and make lasting friendships and memories along the way. We hope to meet you this spring!

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Mystical Yoga Farm Retreat

Dates: February 1-7, 2019

Step onto the sacred lands at the Mystical Yoga Farm on magical Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Come with your mat, open your heart, and prepare to be empowered by Mother Earth. Soak in the refreshing healing waters of the lake that surround 3 ancient volcanoes on majestic Mayan grounds.

Be guided by recognized yogi guru Lisa Daugherty, and her husband and life partner Brett Daugherty. 

 

See more on the Mystical Yoga Farm – retreat location here: https://mysticalyogafarm.com/ 

Activities included: 

Yoga, kayaking, legendary hiking magnificent volcanoes, Cacao ceremony, self awakening, reiki, thai massage, kirtan, healing, Temezcal – traditional outdoor fire sauna, connection with nature, digital disconnect, standup paddle boarding, and more.

– 3 beautiful vegan meals included daily home grown on site at the Mystical Yoga Farm.  

– Shared or private accommodations 

– Living on a fully sustainable renewable energy farm 

– Free time to explore the rest of the lake and other cities around the lake

Receive a full detailed itinerary after making your initial deposit

Pricing does not include:

– Airfare costs

– Travel insurance (recommended)

– Costs getting to the Mystical Yoga Farm on Lake Atitlan  

– Extra meals, spending money

Mystical Yoga Farm Retreat DNK Presents

ABOUT GUATEMALA:

Money

There are ATMs at the airport, Antigua, Panajachel, and Santiago. It is often a better exchange rate at ATM’s outside of the airport.

Health

No inoculations are required to enter Guatemala, but it is always best to talk to your doctor and check out the Center for

Disease Control’s website. For information about recommended vaccinations, please see our website: https://mysticalyogafarm.com/weather-health/

Weather

A typical day is between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day

and 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Rainy season is between May

and October. Mornings are typically always dry and beautiful, so enjoy waking up early!

About the Mystical Yoga Farm Retreat Center: 

Drug and Alcohol free area

The Farm is drug and alcohol free. Anyone who violates this policy will be asked to leave immediately without a refund.

Internet

We have very limited wifi available at the Farm. We encourage limited use of electronic devices so that you can fully experience the serenity that the farm provides. Internet is available in Santiago, which is a five-minute boat ride across the lake.

Kitchen

The kitchen is for farm staff use only. If you have special dietary needs you are welcome to bring essential items with you. Nonrefrigerated storage space will be provided for these items. Food and beverages are not permitted in sleeping quarters. Three vegetarian meals are provided. Tea is available all day.

Laundry

Laundry can be hand washed at the farm with biodegradable detergent, or if you prefer, you can get the boat or truck to town on days off and drop your laundry at a launderia.

Compost Toilets

We use composting toilets at the farm as a part of our contribution to our belief in permaculture and to limiting our footprint on this earth. We are excited to share these permaculture practices with you!

Farm Boat

We have a boat that you can hire for private trips: Santiago 50Q, Pana 225Q, San Marcos 200Q,

 

Cost:

$1395.00 per person based on shared occupancy 

$1495.00 per person for private room 

***Save $100 by paying in FULL now!

30% non refundable deposit is due now to secure your spot, full amount is due 60 days before the adventure!

30% at $418.50 for shared occupancy

30% at $448.50 for single or private occupancy 

*If you have to cancel your retreat a partial refund is given 60 days and over, under 60 days until retreat a refund is not available. The 30% down payment is non-refundable.

Please contact us at danielle@dnkpresents.com for questions! 

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Women’s Bike Ride

Join us for the first mountain bike ride of 2019 in beautiful Brown County State Park! We’ll start at the bottom by the North Tower and Pine Loop trailheads. We’ll take a fun and exploratory ride through the beginner and intermediate trails in the park. These rides are all levels, please contact us with questions. We hope to see you there!

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Wild Women’s Hike

Join us for the last hike of 2018! Backcountry guide Candice Baggett will lead us on a beautiful hike at Eagle Creek Park on New Year’s Eve. Please dress for the weather and bring water or snacks if you need them. There is a fee to get into Eagle Creek Park, $5 for Marion county residents and $6 for out of county residents. You can also buy an annual pass $50 for in Marion county and $60 for out of county. We hope you will join us for this hike in one of our favorite parks in Indianapolis!

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Big South Fork Women’s Backpacking

Join us for this beginner friendly Women’s Backpacking Adventure in The Big South Fork Recreation Area in Oneida, Tennessee! We will begin the trip on Friday at 2pm and finish by Sunday 12pm-ish. The entire weekend will be about 11 miles. 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 – we will be in bear country so this is super important here! 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 November 9th 2pm Meet at Twin Arches Trailhead, begin hike 3pm

Adventure ends Sunday November 11th by 12pm

 

Gear list and recommended clothing:

*Backpack

*Sleeping Bag

*Sleeping Pad

*Tent or hammock

*Camp stove fuel

*Camp stove, Jet Boil etc.

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

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Campside Sessions Women’s Mountain Bike Camp

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

When: Oct. 19-21

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!

Register by clicking here or by copying and pasting this link in your browser: https://www.campsidesessions.com/events/stokesville-va

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Free Hike in Brown County

It’s the most beautiful time of year and Brown County is the perfect place to take your fall hikes! We would love to see you this Sunday for a hike around picturesque Stahl Lake in Brown County State Park. We will start at the Nature Center in the park, hike down to the lake and take the trail around the lake and back up to the Nature Center, it’s about 1.5 miles and absolutely beautiful this time of year.

Please bring and take some water, snacks, and anything else you might want for this beautiful hike, the terrain is moderate with about 400 ft. of elevation gain and loss.

The exact address to the Nature Center is here: 1405 State Road 46 W, Nashville, IN 47448

When you enter the park from the North or West gate follow the signs to the Nature Center and park there!

There is a entrance fee to get into the park; passes, pricing and more info. on Brown County State Park is listed here: https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2988.htm

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Mental Health Empowered us to Build Our Business

Kate and I founded DNK Presents because of the impacts the outdoors has had on our lives.

Arianna Huffington was the keynote speaker at the Indiana Conference for Women a couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of attending the conference and later getting her book, “Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night At a Time” signed by her in person! That moment will stay with me forever but more importantly will the many nuggets of wisdom Arianna shared with our community that day. 

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“75% of healthcare diagnosis in this country is preventable,” Arianna preached to us.

She went on to break that powerful statement down. Only 25% of the reasons people in the U.S. go to the doctor today is because of a pre-existing condition, telling us that 75% of the reasons we see a health care provider are actually PREVENTABLE! This was a huge lightbulb moment for me.

According to WebMD the top five preventable health problems today are, in order, obesity, diabetes, tobacco, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. More information can be found from the article here: https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/news/20170424/the-top-5-conditions-that-shorten-americans-lives—-and-are-preventable

Kate and I founded DNK Presents because the outdoors has had an incredibly positive impact on our lives. Being out in nature, trying something new in the outdoors and unplugging was and still is something that helps us overcome the obstacles we face in our personal and professional lives today.It has also tremendously improved our overall physical, mental and emotional health and well-being. We felt that getting more people outside could help others and we wanted to build a business with that same mission.

Turns out it wasn’t just something Kate and I thought, it is also proven by science and backed by countless accredited studies and research, and now also reigns true by many DNK Presents’ adventurers! You can read about the impacts of the outdoors from one of our favorite authors, Florence Henderson from her book “The Nature Fix“.

Yesterday was World Mental Health Day, and while many of us shared posts, blogs, stories, etc. We feel that mental health isn’t just something we focus on for one day but every day, every moment of our lives. We have found that if it’s something we can focus on each day we can instill positive change in our lives and those around us.

At DNK Presents we know the importance of mental health and the impact it has had on us and our adventure participants. One of the ways we give back today is through outreach with great organizations like The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). We are extremely lucky to call our Indiana representative, Kelsey Steuer a great friend, fellow adventurer, and fun fact Kelsey was actually our 1st year Women’s Adventure Giveaway winner – see her shining light face on our website and on the Live Adventurously website here: https://www.liveadventurouslyfilm.com/

If you want to learn more about the AFSP please visit their website for a list of all their resources and services: https://afsp.org/

Make sure to speak with your trusted health care provider about your mental health and well-being. Whether it includes the outdoors or not we hope that you make mental health a priority for yourself not just today but every day and every moment of your amazing life. We wish you the very best this fall season and hope to see you on the trails!

“When we prioritize our well-being, everything else in our life gets better, including our products, including our performance at work, including our success.” – Arianna Huffington

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, call 911, or go to your nearest emergency room. 

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