There's nothing quite like a crackling camp fire when it’s five below. For those who braved the cold at Great Bear, there was no shortage of ideas on how to ring in the New Year.
"I'm going home with my man and my little one to share his very first New Year’s. Enjoying the snow, then New Year’s Eve with the family, watch the ball drop on TV and enjoy the family,” Nikki Stadtherr said.
"I'm having a sleep over with my friend and watch the ball drop," 12-year-old Rosemary Washnok said.
"We're going tubing today till 11:30 and then we're going to watch the fireworks,” Dusty Haas said.
As fireworks rewarded revelers at great bear others celebrated by racing into trouble.
Police responded to call, after call, after call.
But for most people, it was a night to enjoy and think about New Year and new goals.
"My New Year’s resolution is to just do a little bit better for myself and my family." Stadtherr said.
"It’s like to make a new goal for the New Year," Washnok said.
"I don't know," Haas said.
"Maybe do better in school," Washnok said.