If you haven’t tried winter hiking, snow shoeing, or cross-country skiing, I highly recommend putting on some warm clothes and getting out there. You won’t regret it. It doesn’t have to be intense. This was taken while I was on a hike through Harrington Beach state park. The trails at Harrington are not difficult, but the hike was still incredible.
There is a certain starkness to a winter landscape that is both forboding and yet, for me, comforting. It’s sort of an escape filled with crisp air, the sparkling brillance of sunshine on snow, and little tracks of rabbits, deer, and field mice that remind me that even in the cold depths of a January in Wisconsin, life still thrives.