Summer Instructor Profile: Danielle

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Name: Danielle Wolter Nolan

Where did you grow up: Evansville, IN

Where do you live now: Indianapolis, IN and wherever the wind takes me!

What is your favorite movie: E.T.

What is your favorite book: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Do you remember the first place you went hiking and how old were you: I think it was in the Smoky Mountains and the hike was Clingman’s Dome.

What is your favorite outdoor recreation activity: I love anything outdoors, backpacking, mountain biking, and anything involving the water.

What is the best trip you've ever been on: The Havasupai trail in the Grand Canyon is absolutely amazing, there are 5 waterfalls when you get to bottom of the Canyon and it is breathtaking. I am so grateful we have gotten to guide trips there 2 years in a row!

Where is your favorite place to recreate: I love The Grand Canyon and the PNW but also many places in Indiana that are close by like Hoosier National Forest, Yellowwood State Park and Brown County State Park.

What is your absolute favorite piece of outdoor gear: Probably my REI Flash Backpack because it has to carry all of the other gear that I need on my adventures!

Waterbottle or Hydration Bladders: Hydration bladders

Down or synthetics sleeping bags: Synthetic

If you were stranded on a deserted island - what three items would you want: My wife, water filter and fire starter.

A place you dream of backpacking some day: I would love to backpack Zion National Park in the states and Internationally to the Ivory Lake Hut in New Zealand.

What does it mean to you to recreate with other queer folks: I love being able to be out and open in what I feel is my natural habitat, the great outdoors. It’s great to see and get more queer people outside and try something new while meeting and learning from one another.

Posted on April 25, 2018 .