Pam de Graaf
Hi Future Dames!! My name is Pam de Graaf, but my hiking friends call me Purple Haze. I discovered Trail Dames several years ago, and lurked for months before I had the opportunity to join. Once I found the Dames, I jumped in with both feet and can truly say that they have changed my life! I love to hike and here in Trail Dames, the laughter and camaraderie are constant trail companions.
During these last years, I have been a Dame, a Hike Leader, a Head Dame, a Board of Director member, and the co-chair of the nations first women's hiking and backpacking conference, The Summit. While I am proud of the work that I have done, I most treasure the friendships that grow from this group and the sense of togetherness we get every time we hit the trail. I hope you will come join us!!! I am looking forward to climbing a mountain with you!!
"Hi all!! My name is Anna Huthmaker, but my hiking friends call me Mud Butt! I started Trail Dames after hiking 700 miles of the Appalachian Trail and realizing that no one out there looked like me. My dream is to create an organization where women feel safe and comfortable, all while achieving goals, overcoming obstacles and making life-long friends. If you always wondered what it was like to hike...Trail Dames is the place for you!! Please come join us as we laugh our way up and down mountains! And if you have any questions, don't hesitate to give me a holler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you on the trail soon!!"
-Anna aka Mud Butt