Forest County Trek Update

Hello Forest County Trekkers! It looks like we are in for a rainy weekend – but hopefully our trekkers will get an opportunity to get some miles in.

Today we welcome one more virtual trekker to our list:

Welcome trekker uwsp92!

Peanut42316 has 106 miles done and is currently in Hiles – the Heart of The Nicolet.

We officially have ELEVEN trekkers (wow! Nine more than last week) in Cavour and headed to Alvin:

MOMS
Buster’sGal
MissGuided
3stroiksandyoureout
EasierSaidThanRun
WalkForestWalk
BonBells
GammieG
RunningFoCoFoSho
Cloudwalker
woodswalker421

Two trekkers have reached Laona and are now on their way to Cavour:

TressaV
Cpalubicki

Four trekkers (up from three yesterday) have finished the 28 miles to Wabeno and are on their way to Laona:

banditbeagles
PCarter
JaegerStrong
Fastaffoco

Eleven trekkers have completed six miles and are now walking the 22 miles to Wabeno:

Coffeemom717
CassidyMom
suda66
hgill
walking grampa
deerelea
Mickishell
NellieAndMe
YellowErnieBird
BearMc
Jewels

20 walkers are making a steady pace to Mole Lake and no doubt will arrive there shortly!

walkingthewalk
Storekid
WI
rains2day
ChrisS
Gabbie828
Caffeinatedflute
Noni Boloni
Wisconsin
2 Feet, 16 Paws
LorrieS
Walkerfive
WannaBeRunner
Jerseymom
Medicgirl
GirlMom3
RunningFoCoFoSho
GetJoggyWithIt
BellaBella
uwsp92

Forest County Trek Update

Hello Forest County Trekkers! I just realized that today is Tuesday and I missed updating our group yesterday. My apologies! (I also just realized I told someone I couldn’t believe it was Wednesday already so please be patient with me!)

Welcome to the following 2 virtual trekkers!

BellaBella and BearMc

We officially have two trekkers in Cavour and headed to Alvin:

CWilson & Peanut42316

Two trekkers have reached Laona and are now on their way to Cavour:

3stroiksandyoureout
MOMS

Nine trekkers (up from three yesterday) have finished the 28 miles to Wabeno and are on their way to Laona:

EasierSaidThanRun
WalkForestWalk
GammieG
Buster’sGal
banditbeagles
woodswalker421
PCarter
RunningFoCoFoSho
JaegerStrong

Eleven trekkers (up three from yesterday!) have completed six miles and are now walking the 22 miles to Wabeno:

Coffeemom717
CassidyMom
MissGuided
suda66
hgill
walking grampa
deerelea
Clouodwalker
BonBells
Mickishell
NellieAndMe

23 walkers are making a steady pace to Mole Lake and no doubt will arrive there shortly!

walkingthewalk
Storekid
WI
rains2day
ChrisS
Gabbie828
Caffeinatedflute
Noni Boloni
Cpalubicki
Wisconsin
2 Feet, 16 Paws
LorrieS
Walkerfive
WannaBeRunner
Jerseymom
YellowErnieBird
Medicgirl
Fastaffoco
GirlMom3
TressaV
Jewels
RunningFoCoFoSho
GetJoggyWithIt

Forest County Trek Update

Welcome to Friday! The weekend is here giving us lots of time to get outside and add miles to our Forest County Trek!

Please note that we have added menu links to the top of the Forest County CAN! page that will take you directly to the page where you can enter your mileage.

This challenge officially began on June 1st, but you can join anytime! If you have a fitness tracker and can track your mileage since June 1st, please feel free to count that mileage within our challenge.

Welcome to the following 3 virtual trekkers!

PCarter
RunningFoCoFoSho
GetJoggyWithIt

We officially have two trekkers in Cavour and headed to Alvin:

CWilson & Peanut42316

Two trekkers have reached Laona and are now on their way to Cavour:

3stroiksandyoureout
MOMS

Nine trekkers (up from three yesterday) have finished the 28 miles to Wabeno and are on their way to Laona:

EasierSaidThanRun
WalkForestWalk
GammieG
Buster’sGal
banditbeagles
woodswalker421
PCarter
RunningFoCoFoSho
JaegerStrong

Eleven trekkers (up three from yesterday!) have completed six miles and are now walking the 22 miles to Wabeno:

Coffeemom717
CassidyMom
MissGuided
suda66
hgill
walking grampa
deerelea
Clouodwalker
BonBells
Mickishell
NellieAndMe

23 walkers are making a steady pace to Mole Lake and no doubt will arrive there shortly!

walkingthewalk
Storekid
WI
rains2day
ChrisS
Gabbie828
Caffeinatedflute
Noni Boloni
Cpalubicki
Wisconsin
2 Feet, 16 Paws
LorrieS
Walkerfive
WannaBeRunner
Jerseymom
YellowErnieBird
Medicgirl
Fastaffoco
GirlMom3
TressaV
Jewels
RunningFoCoFoSho
GetJoggyWithIt

Forest County Trek Update

Our Thursday update finds us with a total of 47 trekkers registered! Some have chosen to stay anonymous as they trek across the county, so their numbers will not be reflected in our updates below.

Please note that we have added menu links to the top of the Forest County CAN! page that will take you directly to the page where you can enter your mileage.

This challenge officially began on June 1st, but you can join anytime! If you have a fitness tracker and can track your mileage since June 1st, please feel free to count that mileage within our challenge.

Welcome to the following 10 virtual trekkers!

Jerseymom
BonBells
Cloudwalker
YellowErnieBird
GammieG
Medicgirl
Fastaffoco
GirlMom3
banditbeagles
TressaV

We officially have two trekkers in Cavour and headed to Alvin:

CWilson & Peanut42316

Two trekkers have reached Laona and are now on their way to Cavour:

3stroiksandyoureout
MOMS

Six trekkers (up from three yesterday) have finished the 28 miles to Wabeno and are on their way to Laona:

EasierSaidThanRun
WalkForestWalk
GammieG
Buster’sGal
banditbeagles
woodswalker421

Eight trekkers have completed six miles and are walking the 22 miles to Wabeno:

Coffeemom717
MissGuided
suda66
hgill
walking grampa
deerelea
Clouodwalker
BonBells

25 walkers are making a steady pace to Mole Lake and no doubt will arrive there shortly!

Mickishell
CassidyMom
walkingthewalk
Storekid
WI
rains2day
ChrisS
Gabbie828
Caffeinatedflute
Noni Boloni
Cpalubicki
JaegerStrong
Wisconsin
2 Feet, 16 Paws
LorrieS
NellieAndMe
Walkerfive
WannaBeRunner
Jerseymom
YellowErnieBird
Medicgirl
Fastaffoco
GirlMom3
TressaV

Jewels

Forest County Trek Update

Our mid-week update finds us with a total of 32 trekkers registered!

Welcome to the following virtual trekkers:

2 Feet, 16 Paws
LorrieS
NellieAndMe
Walkerfive
WannaBeRunner
deerelea

We officially have two trekkers in Cavour and headed to Alvin:

CWilson & Peanut42316

Three trekkers have finished the 28 miles to Wabeno and are on their way to Laona:

EasierSaidThanRun
WalkForestWalk
MOMS

Eight trekkers have completed six miles and are walking the 22 miles to Wabeno:

Coffeemom717
MissGuided
suda66
Buster’sGal
hgill
walking grampa
woodswalker421
deerelea

19 walkers are making a steady pace to Mole Lake and no doubt will arrive there shortly!

Mickishell
CassidyMom
walkingthewalk
Storekid
WI
rains2day
ChrisS
Gabbie828
Caffeinatedflute
3stroiksandyoureout
Noni Boloni
Cpalubicki
JaegerStrong
Wisconsin
2 Feet, 16 Paws
LorrieS
NellieAndMe
Walkerfive
WannaBeRunner

Trek across Forest County Update

Welcome to week 2 in the Forest County Trek! Thanks for everyone’s patience as we put our tech skills and walking shoes to the test! A few program updates and then we’ll share the location of our walkers:

#1. Join anytime! This is an ongoing summer challenge – if you’re learning about it right now and want to join – please do! Logging 120 miles by August 31st is the only requirement (well, we do need you to register too!)

#2. We’ve been asked whether or not this challenge is only for walking, and we’ve decided to open it up to walking and running. Of course, cross-training by biking and kayaking is a great way to add some fun into your training, however, we are limiting this challenge to walking and running.

#3. Have fun! And Be Safe! Drink lots of water and wear sunscreen.

There are 26 official trekkers registered and tracking mileage.

In Cavour and headed North to Alvin…
CWilson

On their way to Laona
EasierSaidThanRun
Peanut42316

On their way to Wabeno
Coffeemom717
MissGuided
suda66
Buster’sGal
MOMS
hgill
walking grampa
woodswalker421
Sarah Wheeler
WalkForestWalk

On their way to Mole Lake…
Mickishell
CassidyMom
walkingthewalk
Storekid
WI
rains2day
ChrisS
Gabbie828
Caffeinatedflute
3stroiksandyoureout
Noni Boloni
Cpalubicki
JaegerStrong
Wisconsin



Virtual Trek explained

Hi folks. We’ve been receiving a few emails and phone calls about our Virtual Trek, and we appreciate your enthusiasm!

In order to participate in our Walking Challenge, you MUST register and agree to the provisions in the registration agreement.

Step #1. Please complete the registration form by submitting your name, mailing address, email address and trekking name.

Step#2. After you certify to the agreement, push the blue arrow to complete the registration process.

Step #3. “Download the Challenge Log”

Step #5. For every two miles you walk, color in a tree. Once you walk 6 miles, submit your mileage online by click on the “Track Your Mileage” graphic seen below.

Step #6. Keep walking and coloring in your challenge log. Once you reach another destination (Wabeno, Laona, Cavour, etc.) track your mileage. We will update the trek challenge board each time you track your mileage.

There is no set route to walk. This is just a fun way to stay motivated and encouraged!

Questions, call 715-478-7797 or email michelle.gobert@wisc.edu

Register your miles!

As of today we have 11 registered trekkers at our starting line! These folks are headed (virtually) six miles to Mole Lake. If you are participating and don’t see your name here, please email me (michelle.gobert@wisc.edu) and let me know as a few people downloaded the tracking log but did not complete the final survey button and therefore their answers are not recorded. (Learn something new everyday!)

Mickishell
CassidyMom
woodswalker421
walkingthewalk
MissGuided
Storekid
WI
rains2day
ChrisS
hgill
Coffeemom717

I’ve also added a form for you to submit your mileage titled “Track Your Mileage Forest County”

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. michelle.gobert@wisc.edu or call 715-478-7797.

Have fun!

Walking Challenge encourages residents to trek (virtually) across Forest County

This summer the Forest County Coalition on Activity and Nutrition (Forest County CAN!) encourages people of all ages to get out and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Forest County, while at the same time improving their physical and mental health by participating in our 2020 Walking Challenge.   Physical activity decreases your risk of disease, makes you stronger, improves your mental health and helps you sleep better. 

This year’s challenge is a little different, as we are encouraging participants to virtually walk across Forest County!  This year, we have developed a tracking log that when completed, will have taken you on a 120-mile trek across Forest County.  This is an extra 20 miles than in years past; however, we know you can do it! 

Participants may begin to track their miles beginning June 1st.  Along the way, participants are encouraged to track their mileage on their log sheet and to periodically report their mileage on the Forest County CAN! website leader board.  Individuals that track their mileage online, will receive incentives via the United States postal service.  Those who complete 100 miles or more will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card and will also be added to the Forest County Health Department’s 100 Mile Club list of all people who have completed the challenge since it began in 2018. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do ask participants in the Walking Challenge to keep the Wisconsin Department of Health physical distancing guidelines in mind when outside.  Those guidelines include maintaining a safe distance from others not in your household and respecting others’ space.  Most importantly remember that time spent outdoors being physically active keeps your mind and body healthy.  In fact, Wisconsinites are encouraged to get outside, stay safe, and be well.

To download your virtual tracking log, please register here(Please make sure to COMPLETE the survey by pushing the final arrow at the bottom of the survey screen after downloading your tracking log! If you don’t complete the survey, your registration is not complete. Thanks!)

To request a tracking be mailed to you, please contact Michelle Gobert at 715.478.7797.     

The Forest County Health Department reminds us that If you have questions about your health or your activity level, please talk with your doctor.