Wild winter rides at Al Quaal

A group of kids lead their tubes across Teal Lake back to the tow rope line. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)
Families and friends gather near the tow rope after tubing down the hill toward Teal Lake during a free community tubing event sponsored by Gauthier Insurance during the Fat-Ish Weekend at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming on Saturday. Weekend events included fat-tire bike racing and demos, free tubing, music and food and coffee vendors. Proceeds from the event will benefit the grooming efforts of the Range Area Mountain Bike Association, a nonprofit trail organization. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)
Kristi Poupore holds daughter Ella, 3, on her lap as they take off down the tubing hill. Maddie Norman, 4, and grandmother Shana Thornton can be seen in the background. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)
Ryan Poupore carries his son Evan, 1, on his shoulders with Teal Lake pictured in the background. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)