People Walking to See Apostle Islands Ice Caves on Frozen Lake Superior

Posted on February 14, 2014

People are hiking across the frozen Lake Superior this winter to view the impressive ice caves on Apostle Island National Lakeshore. People are hiking across the frozen Lake Superior this winter to view the impressive ice caves on Apostle Island National Lakeshore in northern Wisconsin. At least 35,000 people have hiked 2 miles on the ice to view the caves. Normally the trip requires a kayak.

NPS.gov notes that the ice is never considered completely safe, but many people are braving the cold trek across the ice to see the beautiful ice caves anyway. NPS says, "Is the ice safe? Ice is never considered completely safe. Ice conditions can change rapidly, so keep safety in mind at all times. Temperature, high wind speeds and direction can quickly change ice conditions."

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