Be BLISSFUL – Saturday, March 7, 2020

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Be Blissful. You’ll feel like the luckiest woman on earth as you snowshoe through a blanket of sparkling snow (fingers crossed!) along the Hartman Creek Segment. Photo by Jo Ellarson.

Be Community. Warm your heart and bring your people. Come ready to meet new friends and deepen friendship with those you’ve known a long time. Winter hiking keeps you connected to the simple things in life: health and vigor; home and community.

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Be Awed. A landscape transforms. Rough edges are smoothed under a frosting-like coating of snow. Photo by Rachel Roberts.

Be Resilient. A winter’s day hike encourages health and resilience. Nourish your body and soul with some fresh-air time outdoors, even during the cold wintry days of the year.

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Be Inspired. Guided snowshoe hikes (if the weather cooperates, otherwise we’ll only need boots!) led by area chapter leaders.

Be BLISSFUL Schedule:

Saturday, March 7, 2020, Hartman Creek Segment, Hartman Creek State Park*, Portage & Waupaca Counties

9:30 a.m.  Registration Open. Meet at the warming shelter at Hartman Lake (see map) at Hartman Creek State Park (N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, WI 54981) .

10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions from the Ice Age Trail Alliance, Hartman Creek State Park and REI.

10:15 a.m. Board bus to the start of the hike (Edminster Road) for a 2-mile hike back to the shelter. There will also be the option to hike an easy 1-mile loop on the Deer Path Trail around Allen Lake (not Ice Age Trail) for those wanting a less rigorous option and more time hanging at the warming shelter talking with friends.

11:30 a.m. Arrive back to the warming shelter at Hartman Lake. Warm up by the fire inside the shelter or circle up around the bonfire outdoors. We’ll also have warm soup and drink from GypsyMoon Bakehaus.

1:00 p.m. Depart.

Snowshoes provided for anyone who needs a pair. The hike will happen with or without sufficient snow for snowshoeing.

Dress for the weather. Coats, hats, gloves, hiking boots, hiking poles, water bottle, etc.

Limit: 100 women

Age: Women ages 10 and above.

Investment: $12.00 non-refundable fee per individual, girls under 19 are FREE

*Wisconsin State Park vehicle pass is needed to enter the park. Passes will be available onsite for purchase if needed.

We love our 4-legged furry friends but dogs are not allowed at Trailtessa Retreats.

Registration closes Monday, March 2, or when the event reaches capacity. A confirmation email with final details will be sent to all registered attendees on Tuesday, March 3.

Register for Trailtessa Be Blissful


Hartman Creek Segment, IATA Guidebook 2017-2019 [PDF]

Hartman Creek Segment, IATA Atlas 2017-2019 [PDF]

​We APPRECIATE the support of our GENEROUS partners for this Be BLISSFUL event – Thank You!


Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Ice Age Trail Alliance, REI CO-OP corporate partner, Mobile Skills Crew program 2017

Ice Age Trail, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Trailtessa, REI corporate partner

Outdoor co-op REI today launched a comprehensive effort to advance gender equity in the outdoors, encouraging millions of its members to embrace the outdoors as “the world’s largest level playing field.