Sunday, July 23rd

A cold January Saturday night might sound like the perfect reason to stay indoors and save the trail hiking for fairer weather, but that would mean missing out on the annual candlelight snowshoe walk.

Hundred of people braved that cold air to join the Black River Forest Trail Foundation for a candle-lit trek through the Black River Forest.

The Smrekar parking lot was already filling up as the event was getting ready to start, Peter Bakken the superintendent of Black River State Forest estimated there were at least 100 people already there and hiking by 6:00 p.m.

“It’s winter time and people are usually all cooped up, so they enjoy the opportunity to get out at night and do some recreation they don’t usually do,” Bakken said.