Memorial snowshoe walk planned
By DREYMA BERONJA
Journal Staff Writer
ISHPEMING — Tristan Dieterle Armatti always liked to be outside doing something fun and enjoying the weather before passing away at the age of 13. Now, in honor of his memory, the Ishpeming community will have the chance to participate in a snowshoe memorial walk.
The event will be held Jan. from 4-7 p.m January 29. at the West End Trails near the Westwood Tennis Courts.
The trails will be lit with lanterns and those attending are asked to bring their own snowshoes. Limited pairs of snowshoes will be available to use.
Denise Dieterle Platteborze, Tristan’s aunt, said in an email that he loved snowshoeing and riding his fat tire bike. He was also looking forward to his eighth grade environmental science class, which built and now maintains the West End Trails at NICE Community Schools.
“Our winters are very long, and enjoying the fresh air and all our (Upper Peninsula) has to offer will positively impact people’s mental health,” Platteborze said. “We also want to remember what a great kid Tristan was.”
Platteborze said that people can expect an afternoon of fun and laughter while enjoying the trails.
Attendees are asked to dress for the weather.
Depending on skill level, there will be two loops for people to choose from.In many posts relating to the memorial walk on Facebook, #CheerLikeTristan is featured.
Platteborze said that Tristan was the kid who cheered for everyone, not just those who were the best in what they did.
Dreyma Beronja can be reached at 906-228-2500 ext. 248. Their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.