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!!
Hello Dames! My name is Kim Weiler but my hiking friends know me as Tough Cookie. I am not native to Georgia but have proudly called it my home for 7 years. My life has taken some interesting turns in the last few years and in 2019 I challenged myself to meet some new people and try some new things. This is how I found Trail Dames, and it's been a life changing experience. I almost didn't get out of the car at my first event. I had myself convinced that they were going to look at me and laugh me out of the room. When I finally found my nerve, this group welcomed me and supported me and made me feel like there was nothing outside my reach. Since that first meeting I've become a Lifetime Dame, hiked all over Georgia, learned to kayak , rediscovered the joy of camping, and even become a Hike Leader. I've met some of the most amazing and interesting women as a Dame and I look forward to every adventure we have together. As a Head Dame my goal is to help provide a safe, fun, and welcoming place to enjoy the outdoors together. Hope you will come join us!