Summer Intern Profile: Kate D.

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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. 

Posted on May 7, 2018 .