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Dames in the Virginia area have two chapters to choose from!!! We suggest you join both and take advantage of all of the fun activities the Dames have to offer!

Carol Cahoon
Head Dame
Charlottesville Chapter

Hello Central Virginia Trail Dames. I’m feeling a great deal of humility stepping in as Head Dame of our chapter. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with old friends, meeting new faces and with your help, creating some fun experiences both on and off the trail.
What you should know about me: I took my first 5 mile hike at the age of 10 and I’ve been in love with distance walking of all kinds ever since. I’ve done a good deal of solo hiking as well as hiking with local Charlottesville groups and Volksmarch clubs. I discovered Trail Dames three years ago and as soon as I arrived at my first hike I knew I had found a new home. I hope to see you on the trail very soon.
My goal is to lead monthly hikes and to recruit more hike leaders so opportunities for all of you to participate will increase. I’ll always pay close attention to ways I can optimize the hike experience in terms of safety and inclusivity, always adhering to LeaveNoTrace guidelines and best trail practices. And of course all events will proceed at the pace of the slowest hiker (often that will be me) with ample consideration given to stopping for pictures, taking in the scenery, smelling the flowers, calls of nature, etc. I hope you’ll join us on the trail very soon.


To join the Charlottesville Trail Dames Meetup, click here.


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