In last week's Travel Post, I shared how my husband and I went winter hiking for Valentine's Day weekend. We hiked the Skyline Golf Course in Black River Falls in the morning, and after lunch we headed to the Black River Forest in Millston to hike the "Snow Shoe Trail".
We first spent some time studying the map and trails as there were only a couple you could hike on and the rest were reserved for skiers only.
By the afternoon, the sun was down and it got colder outside. I was grateful to have a face mask in my car as my cheeks were getting cold. I think it was the first time in two years I was willing and happy to wear a face mask. 😀
This was my favorite trail of the day. The forest was so serene and beautiful in winter. We spotted lots of deer tracks and even saw one (running away from us of course).
I could definitely see the difference between a regular hiking trail and a "Snow Shoe Trail". The landscape was very flat and the trail was easy to follow. A couple of you commented in my last winter hiking post how difficult it is hiking in the winter because the trails are so slippery. A trail specifically designed for snow shoeing takes that into consideration. No rocky, steep slopes here!
One of the surprises of this trail was that there were remnants of an old homestead on the trail. We had fun exploring!
This is the root cellar. Oh, I would love one of these for all my winter squash and potatoes!
Just look at the size of this root cellar!
There was also an old well on the property.
This trail was super easy: only a 1.6 mile loop on flat terrain. But boy was it beautiful!
When we first came along this row of pine trees, it literally took my breath away.
Have a Great Day! Amy
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