Bend Bulletin photo, January 30th, 2011
“Maria Madden, a member of the Tumalo Langlauf Club, lights a candle in one of hundreds of paper bags lining the trail to the Meissner Shelter on Saturday in preparation for the 13th annual Luminaria Ski. Volunteers from the club set the paper “lanterns” along the 11/2 mile trail from Meissner Sno-park, providing just enough illumination for a couple hundred skiers to find their way to a bonfire at the shelter overlooking Bend’s city lights.”
The TLC / Meissner Nordic event attracted 350+ skiers and snowshoers who traveled candle lit paths of 1K around Lodgepole Loops trail or 1.5 miles (one-way) trail to the Meissner Shelter, where a bonfire awaited them.
The event is graciously sponsored by BendBroadband, a avid supporter of outdoor activities in Central Oregon and TLC / Meissner Nordic.
Thank you Sonja and crew from BendBroadband for your tremendous support last evening! We couldn’t have done this without you.