First walk of the new year a success
Locals brave freezing temps for first snowshoe trek of the new year
IRONWOOD - A group of snowshoers, locals and visitors to the area, braved bitter temperatures as they participated in the second annual Mark Fitting Memorial Walk Wednesday evening, beginning at the Michigan Information Center.
This was the first event in the 2014 Superior Snowshoe Walks, a series of such walks to be held every Wednesday at various locations until March 12.
Wednesday's walk was 1.75 miles long, traveling from the information center, through the cemetery and back. The starting temperature was minus 1.
One of the walk's organizers, Sam Davey, said last year the walks averaged 150 people. "Snowshoeing makes the winter go by fast," he said.
The late Fitting was a local outdoor sports enthusiast.
"Mark would think this is awesome," said Davey, "It's his dream come true."
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