Photo gallery Embracing the cold, dark winter
Instead of complaining about the long, cold midwinter nights, some people have been embracing them, joining a series of socially distanced nature hikes sponsored by Outdoor UW. Hikers wore face masks and remained social distant while enjoying the nature of the Howard Temin Lakeshore Path. The next hike is Jan. 12. Outdoor UW sponsors events and offers year-round rental equipment, including paddle crafts, snowshoes, and camping and hiking gear.
Those on the small-group hikes enjoyed nature but also wore masks and socially distanced.
January temperatures have been moderate, making outdoor recreation pleasant.
A group of participants wearing headlamps take part in an Outdoor UW night-hike event as they walk down the Howard Temin Lakeshore Path.