January 26, 2019

Despite the cold temps, the Hygge Hike was a success. The goal of this community snowshoe hike was to raise awareness about the great cross county ski and snowshoe trail systems that the City of Montreal has to offer. It also served as a fundraiser for the Penokee Rangers, Inc., who volunteer their time to maintain these trails.

Thank you to everyone that made this event possible:

Extension Iron County

William Thomas

Iron County 4-H

Ken Saari

Iron County 4-H Leaders Association

Maleah Cummings

Rita Franzoi

Hurley Area Chamber of Commerce

Joyce Gayan

The City of Montreal

Charlie Zinsmaster

Iron County Forestry and Parks Department

Duane “Red Rod” Gulan

Stoffels Country

With your help, we were able to raise $200 for the Penokee Rangers. Our support won’t stop here. We would love to see the Hygge Hike become an annual event. Stay tuned!

“These trails are GREAT! I didn’t even know that they existed. I will definitely be back!” Hygge Hike participant

The Hygge Hike started at the Historic Montreal Cross Country Ski Trails

Hygge Hike volunteers visited with Penokee Ranger member, Duane "Red Rod" Gulan as he gave a Daily Globe reporter a ride in the groomer

Hygge Hike participants enjoyed the beautiful view from the Montreal whistle overlook