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Lake Superior Sea Caves Open For the First Time in 5 Years

For the first time in five years, visitors can walk on the ice of Lake Superior to get to the Apostle Islands sea caves. 
If people don’t mind feeling moving ice below one’s boots, a person might just love it. 
The National Park Service describes the caves as a “fairyland of needle-like icicles.” On weekends, more than 1,000 people a day may visit the caves — more than the peak of the summer season. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore superintendent Bob Krumanaker said the mainland caves, 18 miles west of Bayfield, are one of the most unique sites in the 21-island park. 
“For most people, walking on a frozen Great Lake is just a remarkable experience psychologically, let alone physically,” said Krumanaker. “It’s pretty solid generally and depending on the visibility it could be white as far as you can see. But you know the lake is under it and sometimes you can even feel the ice move a little bit.”


(via Wisconsin Public Radio) High-res

Lake Superior Sea Caves Open For the First Time in 5 Years

For the first time in five years, visitors can walk on the ice of Lake Superior to get to the Apostle Islands sea caves.

If people don’t mind feeling moving ice below one’s boots, a person might just love it.

The National Park Service describes the caves as a “fairyland of needle-like icicles.” On weekends, more than 1,000 people a day may visit the caves — more than the peak of the summer season. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore superintendent Bob Krumanaker said the mainland caves, 18 miles west of Bayfield, are one of the most unique sites in the 21-island park.

“For most people, walking on a frozen Great Lake is just a remarkable experience psychologically, let alone physically,” said Krumanaker. “It’s pretty solid generally and depending on the visibility it could be white as far as you can see. But you know the lake is under it and sometimes you can even feel the ice move a little bit.”

(via Wisconsin Public Radio)