The heavy snowfall this week didn't stop locals from enjoying the outdoors.

For Crosslake residents Carol and Matt Bradley, they spent the afternoon ice fishing. Both have been fishing their entire lives, and now as a married couple it continues to be a favorite pastime.

"I prefer ice fishing (to summer fishing)," said Carol. "It's much quieter, there aren't as many people out."

The Bradleys fished until dusk in the middle of the white tundra as snow swirled around them, but they didn't seem bothered by the weather.

They weren't the only ones out in the snow. Fish houses have popped up on lakes across the region as winter settles in, and the fresh snow allowed snowmobilers and snowshoers to take to the trails.