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Are you a woman who likes to dance upon this earth?

You are? Then you've come to the right place.

The Trail Dames Podcast is just for you.


Jul 28, 2020

In 2016, with zero outdoor experience, Tami Brooks decided to hike the Grand Canyon. Aided by a Google search bar and a glass of Cabernet, she made reservations and embarked on a life-changing year reclaiming her life one step at a time!

Brooks now works as a freelance travel and lifestyle writer, and is currently...

Jul 21, 2020

Dana Ballard is a musician, teacher, and thanks to a childhood full of family outings to the Smokies, a lover of the outdoors.

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Jul 14, 2020

Have you ever been reading a hiking book and gotten a little lost? Or perusing a Facebook group only to find that everyone is using a language that you have never heard? Here is a quick guide to some of the more common trail terms and lingo out there. Give us a quick listen and you will be 'talking trail' before you...

Jul 7, 2020

Melissa's first backpacking trip holds some important lessons on the value of maps, preparation, and earplugs! And it reminds us all that the very best stories come from some of the less-pleasant hikes!

Melissa Zimmerman is an architectural consultant who stumbled into hiking three years ago. (Literally. She really...