Linda Turner sent a note about a new group she is trying to start in the Frederick area. I will let her explain …
I am going to be starting a chapter of Trail Dames sometime around the end of March/early April. Trail Dames started in Atlanta as a hiking group “for curvy women” but my chapter will be for all women of all shapes and sizes! No experience is necessary. We’ll start with easy day hikes of just a couple of miles on easy terrain for those who have never given hiking a try. We’ll also do overnighters on the Appalachian Trail for those who have a little more experience and have done overnights or have never given it a try and would like to go out with a group. We’ll have meetings dealing with gear, clothing, trail first aid, “leave no trace”, personal safety, camp cooking, hygiene, and as much else as possible that deals with being outdoors on the trails as women. It is a very different world from what men deal with while hiking/backpacking.
I will be submitting a press release to the Frederick News-Post as dates and places firm up. There will be a website as well. For now anyone interested can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested women can also check out www.traildames.com to see the founding chapter and get a feel for what we’ll be doing.
Sounds like fun!