- Trail Dames Annual Trail Summit Conference
- June 24-26, 2011
- Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg VA (USA)
- Register at http://www.traildames.com/ (PayPal is accepted for the $89 conference costs and rooms can be reserved through university housing which range from $89 to $110)
Trail Dames is a group of colorful women backpackers with a wide range of skills and experience in both backpacking and life. This conference, however, is open to everyone (males/females/married/singles, etc.).
The conference will include a presentation featuring Jan Benshop (aka: Dutch Treat) who is well known in hiking circles for his intelligent lyrics and tuneful, finger-style guitar. There will also be workshop lectures regarding: wildflowers on the trail, trailside cooking, lightweight backpacking, wilderness first aid, and slide shows on hiking the Incan Trail, hiking in New Zealand, and Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. There will also be sunrise Yoga each morning and an Awards Banquet. The only activity where guys will be off limits is a belly dancing class.
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