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Iron County snowshoe trail offers two loops of nature


Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

MARTHA PIERPONT, left, snowshoes across the wooden bridge at the Schomberg Park trail in Oma, Wis., on Saturday, while Hedda Patzke and John Bates follow. All three are from the Mercer area.


OMA, Wis. - A gem of a snowshoe trail marked with blue diamonds is available to the public on Iron County land just south of Schomberg Park in Oma.

John Bates and a handful of members of Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts trekked the 1.7-mile trail on a perfect Saturday, as the county forest shielded the wind and the temperature was around 20 degrees.

Bates, a naturalist, offered observations along the way and was impressed with the quality of the trail.

"Here's a porcupine den," he said, not far from the start of the trail, which begins b...

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