Name: Kate Dimock
Where did you grow up: Endwell, NY
Where do you live now: Endwell, NY
What is your favorite movie: Spirited Away
Favorite book: Eragon series
Do you remember the first place you went hiking and how old you were: I was about 6 years old when my parents took me and my siblings to the Adirondacks.
What is your favorite outdoor recreation activity: Sailing!
What is the best trip you've ever been on: A 5-day canoe trip on Raquette Lake and Long Lake in the Adirondack mountains
Where is your favorite place to recreate: Adirondack Mountains
What is your absolute favorite piece of outdoor gear: The perfect pair of boots
Water bottles or hydration bladders: I do a lot of winter camping and water bladders tend not to work in sub-zero temperatures... Plus nothing beats a hot water bottle in your sleeping bag!
Down or synthetic sleeping bags: Down in the winter and for backpacking trips, synthetic for summer trips and boating trips (I have a tendency to get my gear wet)
If you were stranded on a deserted island- what three items would you want: A satellite phone, a water filter and book on how to build sailboats
A place you dream of backpacking someday: The Pyrenees Mountains/John Muir Trail (couldn't decide)
What does it mean to you to recreate with other queer folks: Wilderness has a tendency of making us realize what matters and what doesn't. Who you are, who you're with, and the connection you share is a lot more important than what people in the world think you should or should not be. It allows us to shed expectations and be the truest version of ourselves.