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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.


Jan 26, 2021

Patti Shales Lefkos is a Canadian writer and journalist. Her Himalayan adventure travel memoir Nepal One Day at a Time celebrates her creative non-fiction debut.

Patti’s articles, profiles, columns, and travel writing have appeared in a range of Canadian and international publications. She was part of the San...

Jan 19, 2021

Laura is 57 years old, works in the insurance industry, and is the Head Dame of the Chattanooga Trail Dames chapter. Of self-professed "average build and strength" she has been hiking her entire life.

She had a brief, three-trip foray into the world of backpacking while in college and decided to pick it back up again...

Jan 12, 2021

Kylena Cross is a long-time hiker and the Head Dame of the Maryland Trail Dames. When not teaching, she can be found leading the Maryland Dames on hikes year-round, with her positive, sunny nature and warm, welcoming attitude.

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Jan 5, 2021

Jan is a freelance writer, award-winning author and journalist, columnist, professional horse trainer, judge, long-distance hiker, and Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. Currently, Jan is the co-founder and recently retired director of the Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative. She spent the summer of 2019 as a wrangler on a...