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DNK Presents, Wild Women's Hike

Virtual Hiking Challenge

Start off 2021 in the the great outdoors for a hiking challenge adventure!
Usually one of our favorite hikes of the year is in January, we get to hear your goals, aspirations and your past year’s inspirations! Because of COVID-19 it’s still unsafe for us to meet in person (last year we had over 50 people at our January hike)! So this year take the virtual challenge with us to hike 21 miles in January.

Details:

  • Hike 21 miles in the month of January
  • Track your hiking mileage on Strava or another online app, share and tag us along the way!
  • Show us your results to get $21 off any adventure with us in 2021!
  • Join us by RSVPing below for free and join the online community for encouragement along the way! 🥾

-$21 off must be used by 12/31/2021 on an adventure or event valued at $150 or more.

If you like this challenge you might also like our Online Winter Wellness Program starting Jan. 17th led by one of the owners of DNK Presents and Soulful Trail, Danielle Wolter Nolan. Check out the details here.
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We look forward to you joining us and encouraging each other along the way!
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DNK Presents, Wild Women's Hike

Wild Women’s Hike

Join us for our sweetheart Galentine’s Wild Women’s Hike! We will meet at the entrance of the Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park in Nashville, Indiana. We will be pairing this hike with the WinterBliss Wellness Retreat taking place at the Abe Martin Lodge, any one attending the retreat can join in the hike as part of the schedule. Those not attending the retreat can also join – it’s open to all!
We will hike the Trail 2 loop, we will get on Trail 3 for a bit since Trail 2 is partly under construction. This will be about 3 miles with about 300 ft. of elevation gain and loss. The trail is mostly single track and the terrain is rugged.
Please dress for the weather, wear layers, wear hiking boots or a sturdy shoe, bring a pack with water, snacks, and whatever else you might need.
*This hike is kid friendly but there is over 350 ft. of elevation gain and loss, the trail is mostly single track with uneven terrain. If your child is used to that kind of difficulty and length then we would love to have them along.
*For this hike we ask that you leave your furry friends at home, look for a special guided hike in 2020 that you can bring your pup to!
*We focus most of our events for women only to empower more women to feel more confident in the outdoors and to create a more equal playing field for women recreating! We know to move to needle for women we need include men and those who are gender fluid in the conversation. Women and allies are welcome and invited 😍🥾
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Wild Women’s Hike

Join us for our first hike of 2020! We will meet at Downey Hill Nature Preserve off of Valley Branch Rd. in Nashville, Indiana. The Downey Hill Nature Preserve is part of the Sycamore Land Trust. We will hike part of the full loop, which is 5 miles. Please dress for the weather, wear layers, wear hiking boots or a sturdy shoe, bring a pack with water, snacks, and whatever else you might need.

*This hike is kid friendly but there is over 350 ft. of elevation gain and loss, the trail is mostly single track with uneven terrain. If your child is used to that kind of difficulty and length then we would love to have them along.

*For this hike we ask that you leave your furry friends at home, look for a special guided hike in 2020 that you can bring your pup to!

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New Year’s Eve Hike

Grab your hiking boots everyone, let’s close out 2019 with an awesome hike at one of our favorite places in Indy, Eagle Creek Park! Please meet at the shelter closest to the swimming area. Please meet us at 10am at the parking lot where the swimming is located, bring water, snacks if you need, dress for the weather!

If you come in from the 56th street entrance take your first left and drive all the way down by the water on the right. If you come in from the 71st street entrance take your last right turn and meet us down the by the water. We will mostly hike the red trail, maybe mix in a little blue and who knows if we’re feeling really crazy we’ll add in purple! :0 Really though, the hike will be around 3 miles the terrain is moderate, we will stay together and have a lot of fun enjoying the last day of the year together outside!

Our lovely guide Candice Baggett will be leading this one, and Eagle Creek is her “home park” so she’ll have lots to tell you about it! Learn more about her on our team page.

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Wild Women’s Hike

April is Earth Day month and we plan on celebrating! Join us for an awesome hike at Southwest Way Park in Indianapolis, IN. We will meet at the parking lot at the trailhead, do introductions, and then hit the trails! Dress for the weather, bring water, snacks, etc. if you need and enjoy meeting other wild wilderness women to connect with. The hike will be led by DNK Presents guide Candice Baggett, learn more about Candice here. We hope to see you there!

 

The Wild Women’s Hike series is a program dedicated to getting more women and girls feeling comfortable and confident in the outdoors. We feel diversity is a competitive advantage and in order to create change for women and girls in the outdoors we need allies to support this. Therefore men or those who identify as gender fluid or gender neutral are welcome to attend these events. ♥

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Wild Women’s Hike

Join us for a wild women’s hike at Jimmy Nash City Park in Martinsville, IN. We will hike the roughly 1.5 mile trail loop in the park. February is Black History Month and to celebrate that is our theme for the hike! I have some links below of some organizations that focus on getting more people of color outdoors like Outdoor Afro, Diversify Outdoors, Brown People Camping, Melanin Base Camp and many others! The hike is beginner friendly, please make sure you dress for the weather, we look forward to seeing you there!

Outdoor Afro: http://outdoorafro.com/

Diversify Outdoors: https://www.diversifyoutdoors.com/

Brown People Camping: https://www.brownpeoplecamping.com/about/

Melanin Base Camp: https://www.melaninbasecamp.com/

 

DNK Presents organizes and guides empowering adventure experiences for individuals, groups and businesses. We specialize in women’s specific events that support women, girls and people in the LGBTQ community to live adventurously. We started doing free monthly wild women’s hikes to get more women and girls outside feeling more comfortable and confident in the outdoors. We believe that inclusivity is an asset and we know that in order to move the needle for women we need the support of our male allies, and those who are gender neutral or gender fluid to support this cause. We invite people of all ages, we’ve had mother’s wrap their children on themselves before and folks well into their 80s hike with us. We welcome people of all colors and cultural backgrounds! If you believe in getting more women and girls outdoors and empowering them through nature, then you are welcome to participate in these events with us!

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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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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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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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Women’s Spring Thaw Hike

It’s time to dust off your hiking boots! We decided to make our first Spring Thaw event of 2018 a hike to really ease you into the outdoors because we know as a beginner hiker, camper or backpacker it can be a bit intimidating. That’s why our first event will be a leisure 2 hour hike at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis. Join us with our trained and experienced backpacking guide, Katy Williams. We will hike and explore the beautiful trails and give you more information about hiking, camping, and backpacking while getting to know other outdoorsy women in our community.

10am Meet at the 56th street entrance, first parking lot on the right, begin introductions

10:15am Hike begins

~12pmish Meet back at your vehicle, we’ll plan to grab lunch afterwards, and you are welcome to join!

*There is an entrance fee to get into Eagle Creek Park $5 for Marion County residents and $6 for non-residents.

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