Be BRIGHT – Saturday, July 13, 2019

Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Ice Age Trail Alliance, Be Enough, Force of Nature, REI corporate partner

Be Bright. Experience the joy and wonder of fireflies lighting up the summer night and Be Happy. Enjoy a picnic dinner, live music, and a hike among the hills. Photo by James Mills.

Be Starlight. Savor the warm air, the chorus of lakeside peepers, and take a starlight stroll along Indian Lake. It’s magical under the light of the moon and around a bonfire.

Be Quality Time. Bring your tribe – daughter, mother, sister, friend – or come solo and curious about who you might meet.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Be Enough, Force of Nature

Be Spacious. It’s all about making the space in your life to appreciate the simple things: marshmallows browned to golden perfection, watching the sun set above a jewel-blue lake, and laughter and song floating in the air above.

We are partnering with Access Ability Wisconsin, Inc., (AAW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating and providing the means for individuals with mobility challenges to access and enjoy Wisconsin ‘s natural resources, to have two all-terrain outdoor wheelchairs at Be BRIGHT. If you or you know someone who has mobility issues, please contact Amy Lord at the Ice Age Trail Alliance, [email protected], and we can reserve a chair!



Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, REI Corporate Partner,

Be Yourself. Be Light-hearted. Put on your best set of rosy-colored glasses and see what magic happens! Photo by Cameron Gillie.

Be BRIGHT Details: 

Saturday, July 13, Indian Lake Segment (and Indian Lake County Park), Dane County

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Meet at the brand new shelter. Guided hikes with a variety of distances and terrain, on-going throughout evening.

6:30 pm: Picnic dinner served

7:00 pm: Live music and kid crafts

8:00 pm: Bonfire

Dusk…watch fireflies emerge from the prairie grasses.

9:00 pm: Depart


Age: For woman ages 2 and above!

Limit: 100 women

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

Registration will close Monday, July 8. A confirmation email with final details will be emailed  to all registered attendees on Tuesday, July 9.

Thank you for your interest! Registration is now FULL and CLOSED. We hope you can join us at a future Trailtessa Retreat.



Indian Lake Segment, IATA Guidebook 2017-2019 [PDF]

Indian Lake Segment, IATA Atlas 2017-2019 [PDF]

We appreciate our GENEROUS sponsors & partners for this event:

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.