A fire-breathing ice dragon greets participants of the 2018 Book Across the Bay near the 8-kilometer aid station.

Scott Johanik wanted the cookies.

The Washburn native remembered booking across the cross-country ski trails during Friday after-school activities at Valhalla Recreation Area, eager to get to checkpoints where sweet treats awaited him.


Cross-country skiers begin the trek across the frozen water of Lake Superior at the 2018 Book Across the Bay.

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