Friday, January 25, 2013
At 68,000 acres, the Black River State Forest near Black River Falls isn’t the state’s largest wilderness area. However, when you combine that land mass with more than 120,000 acres of adjoining Jackson County forest lands, you get a huge chunk of wilderness. The forest offers snowshoers picturesque rock outcroppings, towering hills and swift-flowing rivers. Cross-country ski trails will guide snowshoers to much of the forest’s visual splendor. But for the snowshoer looking to leave the trail, there’s a vast territory just waiting to be discovered.