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Caroline Dooley

Caroline Dooley
Caroline is a writer, student, and NOLS alum based in the Chicago area. After growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Caroline now attends Northwestern University where she leads backpacking trips for incoming students. She enjoys drinking tea, tap dancing, and blasting Lizzo through her headphones like it’s her little secret.

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Hiking Like a Girl

By Caroline Dooley on Mar 16, 2020
Photo by Caroline Dooley

Every day for years I wore the same outfit: baggy red basketball shorts and pink floral sandals.

For me, this is what it meant to be a girl. My love of floral print combined with a hatred of form-fitting clothing, creating a unique juxtaposition that made me me.

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Topics: leadership, Sea Kayaking, backpacking, kayaking, Alaska, Alaska backpacking, stories, student-stories