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Our Favorite Places to #OptOutside

By Brooke Ortel on Nov 14, 2019

Join the NOLS community in opting outside on Black Friday! We hope you’re able to get outdoors this Thanksgiving, whether that means hiking a favorite trail, walking in a local park, or exploring nearby public lands.

If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some of our favorite places to #OptOutside!

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Topics: adventure, Thanksgiving, stories, #optoutside

10 Ways to #OptOutside on Black Friday

By Molly Herber on Nov 18, 2015

Planning to #OptOutside on Black Friday like our partners at REI, but not sure how? Here are a few ideas to get you started!

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Topics: adventure, Outdoors, Thanksgiving, Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability, stories, #optoutside

A NOLS Thanksgiving!

By Nate Robbins on Dec 5, 2012

This Thanksgiving I was able to
visit the Indian Creek climbing area in Utah. This was my first time spending Thanksgiving
away from my family. Instead of my
immediate family, this year I spent Thanksgiving with the NOLS family. I drove down with fellow NOLS intern
Mike Nerby and a mutual friend, Braden Herbst, to meet up with some other
NOLSies in Indian Creek. We met
with Training Manager Evan Horn, Research Projects Manager Mandy Pohja, and
Curriculum Publications Manager Adam Swisher our first days there. We shared gear, belays, and advice
about crack climbing. It was cool
to bring interns, instructors and people not affiliated with NOLS in our big
campsite. Upon his departure, Evan
generously lent Mike, Braden, and I his 36-piece rack of protection! Now we
could climb anything in the Creek!

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Topics: NOLS, Crack Climbing, Indian Creek, Intern, Family, community, Live the Dream, Thanksgiving