North Carolina - Raleigh
Dames in the North Carolina area have two chapters to choose from!!! We suggest you join them both and take advantage of all of the fun activities the Dames have to offer!
North Carolina Chapter
"Hello and welcome! I am Ashley Smith. I’m a Midwestern transplant who’s lived in North Carolina for almost 12 years. With two children away at school, I feel like I’m officially in my second childhood! I’ve always enjoyed walking, and here, in the Triangle, we have an abundance of beautiful trails and greenways. Shortly after moving to Raleigh about ten years ago, I joined a couple of hiking groups through Meetup, but I quickly realized that I am a slow walker. I want to enjoy nature and the company of other people, not cover the most miles in the shortest amount of time. My goal is to nurture a hiking community that welcomes all women, regardless of age, ability, or size. I’ve found serenity when walking in the woods, and I’d like for others to experience that as well. If you’re someone who likes to take in the scenery or pause to look at a plant or animal, then the Trail Dames of Raleigh may be your hiking group!"