Yukon Gold

Cross-country skiing at Brown Deer Park. Photo by John Karpinsky Taryn Coles does more than endure winter in Milwaukee. She relishes it. When her colleagues at Marquette University begin to decry the snow and cold, she strikes out on the area’s cross-country ski trails. The 37-year-old fundraiser celebrates camaraderie, exercise and meditation during night skiing at Lapham Peak and afternoons spent gliding through the Kettle Moraine State Forest. She makes new friends inside warming shelters and next to roaring fires in lodges. “It’s the only way to survive the winter,” says Coles, who moved to Milwaukee from Seattle in 2008. “Everybody…