Nicole Bonilla

Nicole is an Explorer Chick Guide and self-proclaimed “eager beaver.” Originally hailing from Brooklyn, NY, she didn’t discover her passion for the outdoors until she moved to Austin, Texas after college, where she fell in love with hiking and the freedom of being on the trail. She took that sense of freedom to the next level in 2017, when she left her secure corporate career for the life of a full-time adventurer.

For over a year, Nicole drove across North America in her Subaru Forester, visiting as many National Parks as possible (she ultimately made it to 43). Some of her most memorable experiences include backpacking to the breathtaking Havasupai Indian Reservation in the Grand Canyon, and hiking along the vertigo-inducing Angels Landing trail in Zion. When her extended solo road trip came to an end, Nicole continued the adventure by becoming a summer hiking guide in Yosemite National Park, where she led day hikes and stargazing tours. She now resides full-time in Moab, UT where the beautiful red rocks and access to boundless nature leave her in a constant state of awe.

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