Be RESILIENT – Saturday, May 18, 2019

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Be Strong. Challenge yourself to a 10-mile hike and do more than you think you can! Photo by IATA staff.

Be Great. “Everyone has inside her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be!” ~Anne Frank. Discover a new level of greatness within yourself!

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Be Connected. Bring your tribe or come solo; you’ll be joined by others who’ll help you push through to the finish. Photo by IATA staff.

Be Kind. Relate to yourself, and Mother Earth, with respect and kindness as you stay focused on your goal.

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Be Vibrant. Feel the wind and sunshine on your skin, listen for bird calls. Pay attention to the vivid colors of spring, the textures of trees, grass, and trail. Photo by Daryn Bahn.

Resiliency is located deep in your soul. It helps if your hiking boots fit and you take care of yourself with plenty of water and snacks.

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Jack in the Pulpit on the IAT. Photo by Bernard Lynch, www.closerviews.com

Be Resilient Event Details:

Saturday, May 18, 2019, Whitewater Lake Segment and Blackhawk Segment, Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit*, Walworth County

9:00 a.m.: Meet at Ole Oleson Historic Log Cabin, Duffin Road, north of U.S. Highway 12 (see Atlas map below). Follow the yellow “Ice Age Trail Event” signs for exact parking location.

9:15 a.m.: Board bus and be driven to the start of the hike, the Whitewater Lake Campground.

9:30 a.m.: Begin 10-mile hike (or run). Please bring water bottle or camel-back and a small day-pack with snacks and other supplies you might need, like sun screen, mosquito repellent, rain gear, etc.

There will be between 2 and 3 aide stations along the way to refill water and refuel with snacks. If you have food allergies, please plan accordingly for your own needs.

2:30 p.m.: Early arrivals back at the Ole Oleson Historic Log Cabin can begin celebrations with post-hike snacks and beverages.

4:00 p.m.: Depart

Age: For women ages 15 and above.

Limit: 50 women

Investment: $10.00 per individual, non-refundable

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

*Wisconsin State Park vehicle pass is needed to park at Oleson Cabin. Contact the Ice Age Trail Alliance if you have concerns about purchasing a pass.

 

 

Resources:

Whitewater and Blackhawk Segments, IATA Guidebook 2017-2019 [PDF]

Whitewater and Blackhawk Segments, IATA Atlas 2017-2019 [PDF]

We appreciate our GENEROUS sponsor for this event:

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

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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.