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Women’s Backpacking Knobstone Trail

Backpacking the Knobstone Trail

Join us for backpacking on the Knobstone Trail for a great opportunity to go on a beginner backpacking trip in beautiful Delaney Creek State Park and learn more skills of backpacking with other like minded women!

Join us for a intermediate/advanced level trip along the Knobstone Trail! Beginning at Delaney Creek State Park, this 11-mile loop has areas that are strenuous and difficult and will be split between Saturday & Sunday and we will be camping on backcountry trail Saturday night. 

*Optional Friday Night Camping:  Your guides will be camping at Delaney Park on Friday evening.  You are invited to do a “self-registration” with the park and car/tent camp on your own site.  All who chose this option will be invited to join Blair and Darlene for an evening of socializing around the campfire. We will send out a message to participants prior to the trip with the number of our campsite! This car/tent camping choice is not included in your DNK registration and needs to be set up on your own ($14/night for a primitive campsite, $25/night for a modern- car camping- campsite).  We hope to see you there!

Itinerary:

Date: Nov. 6-7th (optional Friday the 5th night camp out!)

Meeting Time: 10am Saturday Nov. 6th

Location:

Delaney Creek State Park

Cost: $199.00 per person Early Bird, $225.00 after Sept. 1st

Cost does not include: Transportation to & from Delaney Creek State Park, park entrance fee $5 per day, fees incurred from expenses leading up to the event, fees for the optional Friday night camp out in the park and meals, Saturday lunch, snacks 

Cost does include: 2 professionally trained women guides, group meals, meals included: Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, group gear (water filtration, cook stove, etc), camping fees for one night at Delaney Creek State Park along the Knobstone trail, campfire wood, permit fees, insurance, special gift from DNK Presents

 

Meet Your Guides: Check them out on our team page too!

Darlene Patterson

Darlene Patterson DNK Presents Guide
Darlene Patterson DNK Presents Guide

Darlene Patterson’s outdoor experiences are extensive and varied.  By canoe, they include thru-paddling the 740-miles of the Northern Forest Canoe trail (in 28.5 days), paddling a dugout canoe on the Amazon river in Peru, and working summers as a guide/instructor at the Voyageur Outward Bound school near Ely, MN.  There have been 3 trips exploring above the arctic circle (both in Canada and Norway), as well as backpacking on trails that include the Appalachian Trail, Red River Gorge, and the Knobstone Trail.  

When safely tucked back into life in central Indiana, her days are spent teaching art in an elementary school and making work in her Patterson Pottery studio.

 

 

 

Blair Dietrick

Blair Dietrick DNK Presents Guide
Blair Dietrick DNK Presents Guide

Blair has hiked the Triple Crown (Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, & Continental Divide Trail) as well as various other trails including the Teton Crest Trail, Lost Coast Trail, an Arizona Trail section hike, & the Camino de Santiago (French Route). She has also rock climbed in public lands across Utah & California and canoed in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota. Her certifications include Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Master Educator, & S212 Wildland Fire (Chainsaw). 

She has worn various hats in the outdoor industry including trail worker, welder, logger, cook, carpenter, mechanic, gear shop employee & tree worker. Currently Blair is back home working for the family business and building out her ‘92 Ford Club Wagon on the weekends. When not working or playing outside, Blair enjoys reading, road & mountain biking, & spending time with her Chihuahua, Zelda Mae.

 

 

 

 

Gear list and recommended clothing Women’s Backpacking Knobstone Trail:

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

*Sleeping Bag

*Sleeping Pad

*2 – person shared Tent

*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 on a first come first serve basis

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 Knobstone Trail, check out the link here: https://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/4275.htm

COVID-19 UPDATE:

If there is another lock down or code red situation we will reschedule the workshop and a full refund or trip transfer will be available to you. 

We will be reaching out to participants 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 workshop.

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

 

Creating Safe Spaces:

The Backpacking Series is focused on creating a safe space for women and empowering more women to feel more comfortable and confident in the outdoors. If you are a woman or a person who identifies as female you are welcome to join us!

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Garden of the Gods Women’s Backpacking

Garden of the Gods Women’s Backpacking Adventure 

Join us for a beginner/intermediate level adventure in one of our favorite places, Garden of the Gods in Herod, Illinois! We will begin the trip Saturday morning meet at 10am in the campground area of Garden of the Gods. We will hike the 1/2 mile observation loop then caravan our cars to the backpackers parking lot, do gear shakedown and begin our hike to the backcountry area. We will be hiking the 15 mile Buzzard’s Loop- hike in Saturday late afternoon, full day Sunday, hike out Monday morning, trip is done by noon on Monday.

*More specific details will be given closer to the event.

*Optional Friday Night Camping:  Your guides will be camping in Pharaoh Campgrounds on Friday evening. All who chose this option will be invited to join Blair and Darlene for an evening of socializing around the campfire. The car camping area is first come first served so we will do our best to get a site that has open sites close by so we can be close to the group.

This car/tent camping choice is not included in your DNK registration and needs to be set up on your own. We hope to see you there!

Itinerary:

Date: Saturday Oct. 9-11th (optional Friday the 8th night camp out!) *Note trip ends Monday Oct. 11th by 12pm

Meeting Time: 10am Saturday Oct. 9th

Location:

Garden of the Gods Recreation Area, Herod, IL 62947

Cost: $250.00 per person Early Bird, $275.00 after Aug. 1st

Cost does not include: Transportation to & from Garden of the Gods Recreation Area, fees incurred from expenses leading up to the event, fees for the optional Friday night camp out in the park and meals, Saturday lunch, snacks 

Cost does include: 2 professionally trained women guides, group meals, meals included: Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, lunch, dinner and Monday breakfast, group gear (water filtration, cook stove, etc), camping fees, permit fees, insurance, special gift from DNK Presents

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women’s backpacking

Meet Your Guides: Check them out on our team page too!

Darlene Patterson

Darlene Patterson DNK Presents Guide
Darlene Patterson DNK Presents Guide

Darlene Patterson’s outdoor experiences are extensive and varied.  By canoe, they include thru-paddling the 740-miles of the Northern Forest Canoe trail (in 28.5 days), paddling a dugout canoe on the Amazon river in Peru, and working summers as a guide/instructor at the Voyageur Outward Bound school near Ely, MN.  There have been 3 trips exploring above the arctic circle (both in Canada and Norway), as well as backpacking on trails that include the Appalachian Trail, Red River Gorge, and the Knobstone Trail.  

When safely tucked back into life in central Indiana, her days are spent teaching art in an elementary school and making work in her Patterson Pottery studio.

 

 

 

Blair Dietrick

Blair Dietrick DNK Presents Guide
Blair Dietrick DNK Presents Guide

Blair has hiked the Triple Crown (Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, & Continental Divide Trail) as well as various other trails including the Teton Crest Trail, Lost Coast Trail, an Arizona Trail section hike, & the Camino de Santiago (French Route). She has also rock climbed in public lands across Utah & California and canoed in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota. Her certifications include Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Master Educator, & S212 Wildland Fire (Chainsaw). 

She has worn various hats in the outdoor industry including trail worker, welder, logger, cook, carpenter, mechanic, gear shop employee & tree worker. Currently Blair is back home working for the family business and building out her ‘92 Ford Club Wagon on the weekends. When not working or playing outside, Blair enjoys reading, road & mountain biking, & spending time with her Chihuahua, Zelda Mae.

 

 

 

 

Gear list and recommended clothing Garden of the Gods Women’s Backpacking:

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

*Sleeping Bag

*Sleeping Pad

*2 – person shared Tent

*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 on a first come first serve basis

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 Garden of the Gods, check out the link here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/shawnee/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=10685&actid=51 

COVID-19 UPDATE:

If there is another lock down or code red situation we will reschedule the workshop and a full refund or trip transfer will be available to you. 

We will be reaching out to participants 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 workshop.

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

 

Creating Safe Spaces:

Our events through DNK Presents are focused on creating a safe space for women and empowering more women to feel more comfortable and confident in the outdoors. If you are a woman or a person who identifies as female you are welcome to join us!

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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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Hiking
We look forward to you joining us and encouraging each other along the way!
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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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women's empowerment

Women’s Intro Backpacking

Join us for an overnight adventure 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!

 

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

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.
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Wellness Retreat Sedona

Sedona Wellness Retreat

Join us for a Wellness Retreat in the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, AZ March 6-8, 2020.

Dear Participant, we are looking forward to guiding you on a relaxing, mindful and rejuvenating weekend in one of the most spiritual places in the world, Sedona, Arizona. Sedona is a very special and unique place, one reason being it has the highest number of energy vortexes in a controlled area than anywhere in the country, making it an especially engaging location to aid in your journey to be living in your highest self.

Retreat Leaders (Guidesses)

Danielle Wolter Nolan, RYT 200

Danielle Wolter Nolan DNK Presents Soulful Trail

Growing up in the country, being outdoors was always second nature to me. Living in the fast-paced digital age we live in today I realized that there was a need for more people to unplug from technology and reconnect with themselves in nature. This was one of the many reasons why Kate and I founded DNK Presents. Together we have organized and guided hundreds of people on adventures in and outside of Indiana. I am blessed to share my passion for the great outdoors while helping individuals and groups build confidence and empowerment through adventure experiences.

I am a certified yoga instructor through Passion Yoga School in Costa Rica, Thai Massage Therapist through One Love Massage and Surf School in Costa Rica, Reiki Master, professional mountain bike instructor, wilderness guidess, Leave No Trace trainer and carry wilderness first aid.

 

Erica Weddle CPT, RYT 200

Simply Fitness DNK Presents

With a lifelong commitment to health and wellness I decided to be certified as a personal trainer and a RYT-200 yoga instructor. My holistic approach considers the complete picture of my clients’ lives, looking at diet and nutrition, exercise, hobbies, as well as any medical issues. Typical training styles include body weight exercises, along with instruction for an outdoor or at home routine.

A native of Brown County, Indiana,
I developed a love for outdoor recreation at an early age. When not working with clients, I can be found kayaking, hiking, flowing through a yoga routine or working out in the Brown County State Park or on the Salt Creek Trail.
My certifications are through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Nourishing Heart Yoga and the National Exercise Trainers Association. I am the owner of Simply Fitness, a wellness studio in Nashville, IN.

 

 

 

 

Retreat Inclusions:

2 night stay at the Red Agave Resort Sedona, AZ  March 6-8th Friday-Sunday shared suite accommodations with a King, Queen and single bed in each suite, rooms will be arranged by individuals, and those who request sharing a suite with one another

Food included: Cocktail hour including refreshments Friday evening, Saturday dinner, Sunday brunch

Daily outdoor yoga, meditation, mindfulness

Hiking in the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, AZ

Individual tarot card reading

Essential oil workshop included roller ball oil

Nature immersion in the beautiful southwest

Interact with like-minded people

 

Not Included: 

Travel to and from Red Agave Resort in Sedona

Airfare

Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

Saturday breakfast (in your suite)

Saturday lunch (out on your own in town)

 

Itinerary:

Friday March 6th

7-9pm Refreshment arrival welcome, hors d’oeuvres and drinks served, professional tarot card readings at the Red Agave Resort

9:30pm Campfire

Saturday March 7th Breakfast on own

8:00am Yoga practice at Red Agave Resort

9:15am Hike to Bell Rock Energy Vortex

11:30am Hike back and grab lunch on own in town

2pm Essential oilist workshop at Red Agave Resort

4pm Guided hike

6pm Dinner

8pm Campfire

Sunday March 8th

8am Yoga practice at Red Agave Resort

10am Brunch Send off

*Times are subject to change 

 

Suggested Packing List: 

Yoga mat *one that you don’t mind getting dirty, we will be doing our yoga practices outdoors! The desert is beautiful but it will get your mat a reddish orange color from the dirt and soil

Sturdy shoe or hiking boot *the hiking is moderate, the terrain is rocky and there is significant elevation gain and loss in some areas

Layers of clothing, the sun is hot but the air is cool, make sure to bring warm clothing and layers you can easily take on and off

Sunscreen

Backpack (day pack is fine) to store extra water, snacks, sunscreen, and any other personal items

Water bottle

Personal items including any medications you need or carry

*A more detailed packing list will be sent out after registering

 

Investment:

$750.00

50% refunds can be given no less than 30 days before the event start date, full refund no less than 60 days before the event state date. *Travel Insurance is highly recommended

Read the full liability release waiver here.

 

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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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DNK Presents Wild Women's Hike

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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Women’s Live Adventurously Weekend

Join us for an awesome outdoor women’s weekend, get to learn about outdoor wilderness skills on a backpacking hike, take a mini mt. bike skills clinic, learn about wilderness medicine, leave no trace, practice yoga, with other rad like minded women! Check it out, we hope you will join us!

The weekend will take place in various locations in Brown County, Indiana. Exact details will be given to those who sign up closer to the event.

 

Topics to be discussed and activities taking place throughout the weekend:

Yoga

Wilderness Medicine

Mountain bike skills session and ride

Backpacking Workshop with guided hike and skills training

Water activities

Leave No Trace Workshop

Women’s Outdoor Specific Gear

Adventuring as a parent – how to bring your kids outdoors

 

Pricing

$295.00 includes your primitive camping on site with our group, access to all the workshops and activities, camping gear (first come first serve basis), food for the weekend – we can accommodate for vegan and gluten free options, if you have other special dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible

 

*A detailed schedule will be given out close to the event

*Some gear is available on a first come first serve basis, if we run out we can assist with places you can rent gear from

*If you want to bike and need a rental we work with Columbus Bicycle Station for discounts on rentals for the weekend

*Primitive camping is included for the weekend, you can choose to stay at a cabin onsite as well, if you’re interested in this option please contact us for details! Danielle@dnkpresents.com

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