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Trailtessa – Be Blissful Event w/REI and Ice Age Trail Alliance

March 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us as we partner with REI and the Ice Age Trail Alliance for a women-specific hiking event.

Be Blissful. Enjoy pure bliss as you snowshoe through a blanket of sparkling white snow on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail at Hartman Creek State Park, Portage and Waupaca County.

Be Community. Warm your heart and bring your tribe. Come ready to meet new friends and deepen friendship with those you’ve known a long time.

Winter hiking keeps you connected to the simple things in life: health and vigor; home and community.

Meet your hiking cohorts at the Hartman Lake Warming Shelter at the state park, N2480 Hartman Creek Road, Waupaca. Registration and coffee will open at 9:30 a.m. A bus will transport you to the start of you the 2.2-mile hike. A leisurely pace will be set. Please dress for the weather. You may need Yak-Traks or snowshoes … who knows quite yet. If you don’t have a pair of snowshoes or are uncomfortable using them, they will have a pair for you to borrow along with experts there to help get you on your way.

A post-hike bonfire and indoor shelter will warm you up along with a meal of homemade soup, bread, refreshments and s’mores provided by REI, the Waupaca and Portage County Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance and Gypsy Moon Catering from Amhurst. Food allergies will be accommodated.

Age: Women ages 10 and above

Investment: $12 per individual, non-refundable, girls under 18 are FREE

Please register for the event here:

If you register for the event online, please also register on Eventbrite here. That way I can get an idea of how many women to expect to meet with at the event!

Registration closes on Monday, March 2, 2020, or when the event reaches capacity. A confirmation email with final details will be set to all registered attendees on Tuesday, March 3.

Also, please make sure to arrive early so we can meet together as a group before join the rest of the attendees!

*Wisconsin State Park vehicle pass is needed to enter the park. Passes will be available onsite for purchase if needed.

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

** Friendly reminder: please click the link below to sign your liability wavier before joining your first Women Who Explore meet up. We ask that you sign the wavier once annually. Thank you!

More info:

Questions? Please reach out to ambassador Aandi Kropelin at

** PLEASE NOTE: Ambassadors are not wilderness first aid certified. This is a casual get together for shared outdoor enthusiasts. Safety is a top priority; please plan accordingly.**


Hartman Creek State Park
N2480 Hartman Creek Road
Waupaca, WI 54981 United States


Women Who Explore
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