Great Fun at the First Day Snowshoe!
About 20 brave souls took on the brisk January temperatures to join park naturalist, Susan Johansen for the annual “First Day” twilight snowshoe at Devil’s Lake State park. This year’s snowshoe event took place on Roznos Meadow on the south-east corner of the park and offered great views of the glacial terrain just as the sun began to set behind the south bluff.
It was great to see people of all ages turn out for the event including families with small children. The kids don’t always make the full distance, but they will in time. It’s just great to see their parents bring them out to enjoy nature. One participant also brought some fantastic, well made snowshoes that used PVC pipe as a frame.
The group hiked about 2 miles before returning to the parking area just about the time you wanted to turn your headlamps on. Then it was time to get home or visit a local shop for something hot to drink! Devil’s lake State Park events are just another great reason to visit the Baraboo hills region. The next park event is coming up this Saturday with an East Bluff hike. Snowshoes may be a good idea for this one as well. The nature center provides free snowshoes for your use.
2013 First Day Twilight Snowshoe Photo Gallery