Monday, March 10, 2014
Ice Caves at Apostle Islands Lakeshore
The caves along the shore of Lake Superior in Wisconsin are under red rock cliffs and so normally inaccessible in winter unless the lake freezes.
The ice forms from crashing waves that hit the rock, turning to many forms of ice in the extreme cold. I took these pictures on Sunday, March 2nd, with temps below zero and strong winds adding to the adventure.
It is hard to get a sense of the size of the ice and caves without people in the pictures, so some of these pictures have people for perspective.
Some of the caves are quite large, and others very small, and all sizes in between.
The walk to the caves will still be open while the ice lasts, which could change any day, so plan a visit very soon to enjoy this rare chance to visit these caves and their ice formations in the winter.