Be HAPPY – September 23, 2017

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

Be Relaxed. Join us for a casual afternoon hike amidst the wildflowers and savor a farm-to-table dinner on the beautiful Table Bluff Segment of the Ice Age Trail. Photo by James Mills.

Fall is a luscious time on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Experience the legendary beauty of the Table Bluff Segment with its restored prairie and oak savannah. You’ll exhale a stressful week as you absorb the breath-taking, 360 views well above the valley floor below.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, ice Age National Scenic Trail, Trailtessa, REI corporate sponsor

Be Present. The beauty of Table Bluff in autumn is a sight to be treasured. Come ready to enjoy a premier segment where coneflower grows alongside the Trail. Photo by Cameron Gillie.

Be Prepared. There’ll be a few climbs, including the one from the parking area up to the ridge where we’ll kick off the festivities. Bring a blanket or a camp chair and your favorite bug spray (you may not need it, but we make no promises).

Be Hungry. Satisfy the appetite you’ll work up hiking with a savory meal. Executive sous chef, Jamie Hoang of Sujeo, will craft the farm-to-table dinner. Fall produce sourced from Vermont Valley Community Farm will be artfully paired with pork and chicken from StoneHaus Farm. (Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will also be available.)

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age national Scenic Trail, Trailtessa, Table Bluff, REI corporate sponsor

Summer glory on the Ice Age Trail. Photo by Cameron Gillie.

Be Happy Schedule:

3:00 p.m. Arrive & Check-in

3:30 p.m. Hike beautiful Table Bluff Segment (guided hike)

5:00 p.m. Welcome and introduction of Chef and farm-to-table partners

5:30 p.m. Dinner

6:00 p.m. A brief introduction to the Ice Age Trail & upcoming Trailtessa events

7:30 p.m. Evening wraps up

Limit: 100 Women & Girls

Cost: $25.00 ages 10 – 110. (Girls age 9 and younger are free; However please email joanne@iceagetrail.org to register those under age 10.)

NOTE: The Table Bluff Segment for the Be HAPPY Segment is located in DANE COUNTY.

 

 

Resources:

Table Bluff Segment description from 2017-2019 Guidebook [PDF]

Table Bluff Segment map from 2017-2019 Atlas [PDF]

We APPRECIATE the support of our GENEROUS sponsors for this Be HAPPY event – Thank You!

Vermont Valley Community Farm Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Ice Age Trail Alliance, REI CO-OP corporate partner, Mobile Skills Crew program 2017 StoneHaus Farm Logo