CANCELLED Be STRONG – Saturday, May 9, 2020

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Be Connected. Enjoy a guided hike on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Bring you mother, daughters, sisters, and friends. Photo by IATA staff.

CANCELLED: Trailtessa: Be STRONG. 

The Ice Age Trail Alliance’s highest priority is the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers, and hiking community during the rapidly evolving health concern of the Coronavirus/COVID-19. The Alliance has been carefully monitoring the pandemic and is using information provided by the World Health Organization, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to inform and develop policies to protect our wider Ice Age Trail community and help prevent the spread of the virus.

In the interest of our attendees and general public we made the difficult decision to cancel Trailtessa: Be STRONG on May 9th at the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Southern Unit. Registration is closed. 


Be Strong. Breath in beautiful views and exhale stress. Recharge in a sea of early spring greenery along the Scuppernong Segment as it wends its way through the Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit.

Be Vibrant. Feel the wind and sunshine on your skin, listen for bird calls. Pay attention to the vivid colors of spring and the textures of trees, grass, and the tread itself.

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Be Calm. Following the hike, enjoy a body-positive yoga session on the Ice Age Trail. Photo by IATA staff.

Be Enough. Research shows by the time a young girl reaches the age of 15, her interest in math and science declines. Her focus shifts from deepening her natural abilities to caring more about meeting societal standards for women’s behavior and appearance. Yoga on the Trail is a grounding, nurturing, and reassuring experience. Join us!

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


Be Strong Event Details:

What: Trailtessa: Be STRONG* in conjunction with DNR OutWiGo Girls

When: Saturday, May 9, 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Scuppernong Trailhead, Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit, meet at Scuppernong Trail System parking lot off of Highway ZZ (S58 W35820 County Road ZZ Dousman, WI 53118).

Noon – 4:00 p.m. OutWiGo Girls!

12:30 p.m. Registration for Trailtessa Be STRONG

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Enjoy a guided hike on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail Scuppernong Trailhead, Kettle Moraine State Forest, Southern Unit.

Choose from two hiking distance loops: 5-mile or 2-mile

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Join a body-positive yoga session led by a local community member. Yoga on the Trail will give you a new non-judgmental experience of yourself in a level-the-playing field, with a be-strong kind-of-way.

4:00 p.m. Depart.

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

FEE: Admission is $12 for women 18+, participants under 18 are admitted at no cost.

*A 2020 Wisconsin State Parks vehicle admission sticker is required.






We appreciate our partners 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.