3-6-15 ice caves

If you want to see the spectacular ice caves on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands you may want to make plans to visit them soon.  Julie Van Stappen with the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore says its all dependant on the weather and spring is not far off.  Van Stappen says thousands of people visited the caves last weekend and thousands more are expected this weekend.  Van Stappen says the ice caves are striking and a phenomenon most people have never seen.  “Its sandstone, its really finely layered, the waves and wind have really worked these and its just beautiful caves that are very shalow,”  Van Stappen told AM 1170 WFDL’s Between the Lines program.   “…so imagine these really beautiful cliffs and formations and on top of that you put these big ice formations down and there’s areas where you can walk under and the ice has formed above and so you have these little icicles coming down.  There’s a lot of color.”  The park system is charging a five dollar fee this year for visitors age 16 and older.

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