Hi my name is Carissa.
I am so excited to be a part of the Trail Dames journey! I started knowing nothing but you ladies in Trail Dames helped me with all my gear. More importantly, the support you gave me is what ultimately got me to the AT.
I almost cancelled at the the last second when another Dame in KY offered to go with me, even though she had just done the same section!!! (That's Suzie upper right).
I loved every second, even the not-so-good ones. I made it from Springer to NOC. When my hiking partner had to go back home, I stayed on alone and I learned a lot about myself out there.
I am a Marine, an out-of-shape one that had never done backpacking or hiking on this level.
I am also a wife, a web designer, a grandma, sister, daughter, aunt. Just like all you beautiful ladies, sometimes its good to get out in nature where we can find ourselves not with a label but our true beings. I’m happy to be here. I’m just warning you–I need your help! We can help each other!
Your Sister Dame and Chapter Lead for KY