Everything we do is to further our communities' education about the outdoors and how to treat it. We teach Leave No Trace principles, Wilderness First Aid, and how to be a good trail steward. And it is with this thought that we go one step further, teaching women how to educate their own families about the importance of being a responsible and committed outdoors person. It is our goal to leave the trails we visit a better place for our having been there, and to teach the women of Trail Dames how to carry these ideals into their own communities.
Since 2011, the Trail Dames has sponsored The Summit, the country's first hiking and backpacking conference just for women. They were huge successes and next year, we're doing it again!! In 2018, The Summit will be held July 13-15, in Cullowhee, North Carolina. For more information on the next Summit, please visit our website at www.traildamessummit.com.