In 2003, I hiked 700 miles of the Appalachian Trail and didn't recognize anybody who looked like me. I soon realized that there was a need for a group of like-minded women who go into the woods. The Trail Dames were born!! Now, we have over 8,000 members and a mission statement that says it all.
The Trail Dames mission is to welcome, empower and educate women of all shapes, sizes, and experience and fitness levels to responsibly explore nature. TD accomplishes this by offering safe and supportive activities that promote personal growth, friendship, self-confidence, self-reliance, and a love of the outdoors.
You can find out more about the Trail Dames organization at their website, TrailDames.com
Anna's life was transformed when she returned from the Appalachian Trail. Since then, her drive to form and grow Trail Dames into an international organization has fuelled her passion for hiking and her fellow hikers.