You couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! On January 16th the sun was shining and the temperature was a balmy 25. The Northwoods was sparkling! We decided to hit the trails. We got new snowshoes for Christmas and are looking forward to trying out all the area snowshoe trails. We’ll keep you posted. We started close to home on the Star Lake trail. I’m sure many of you have walked the trail in the summer, but WOW what solitude and beauty in the winter.

Start of the Star Lake NAture and Hiking Trail

Which way to go? We chose the 2 1/2 mile trail.

John heading around the bend.

John wanting a photo opportunity at one of the benches along the way.

The pileated woodpecker was having a busy day. Lots of fresh woodchips were all over the ground.

Natures picture frame

One of the signs along the interpretive trail.

The Black Lagoon in the winter.