Be DRIVEN – Saturday, June 2, 2018

Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Ice Age Trail Alliance, Trailtessa, Be Driven, REI Corporate Sponsor

Be Driven. Honor the woman who reaches milestones and plans her next accomplishment. Revel with the one who seeks out fun, novelty, and adventure. Photo by Dave Caliebe.

Be Community. Celebrate with the woman who happily goes the extra mile, and believes the journey is the best part of life. Bring your tribe: mothers, daughters, friends!

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Be Driven, Trailtessa, Force of Nature, REI Corporate Partner

Be in the Moment. Slow down and enjoy the Plover River Segment. It is a jewel among Ice Age Trail segments, one sure to send your spirit soaring with its serene beauty and multitude of wildflowers. Photo by Christel Maass.

Be Playful. A 2.6-mile hike, a horse-drawn wagon ride through the lush Marathon County countryside, followed by wine and cheese! It’s important to be driven AND know how to embrace a good dose of fun as you live the good life!

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Be Transported. The Marathon County Chapter members have designed a day of complete and absolute fun. Be leisurely. A guided hike will unveil shady woods, a babbling river, and a path of stepping stones! Photo by Lou Ann Novak.

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Be Enchanted. A rustic bridge provides charming passage through the woods. Photo by Adam Neve.

Be DRIVEN Schedule:

Plover River Segment, Marathon County

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: Register. Mix and mingle at the Dells of the Eau Claire County Park (parking lot near the falls).

9:30 a.m.: Board bus to start of 2.6-mile hike. Guided hike by Marathon County Chapter members on the Plover River Segment.

11:30 a.m.: Be Transported from the hike end-point back to Dells of the Eau Claire County Park.

Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through 4.7-miles of beautiful country side and the Dells of the Eau Claire County Park. Wagon rides provided by Starwood Farms.

12:30 p.m.: Enjoy wine, cheeses, and other refreshments at the park.

1:00 p.m.: Optional guided, loop hike around the Dells.

This nearly 1-mile, bonus hike includes two scenic bridges (a photographer’s dream); added exercise for the woman that likes to go the extra mile; and some stunning rock formations, gentle waterfalls, and a lazy river for the driven woman that believes the journey is the best part.

Details:

Limit: 36 women ages 15 and older

Investment: $20.00 for guided hike, horse drawn wagon ride, and refreshments.

Resources:

Plover River Segment Description from the 2017-2019 IAT Guidebook

Plover River map from the 2017-2019 IAT Atlas

We APPRECIATE the support of our GENEROUS sponsor for this Be DRIVEN 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

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