Grand Island Ice Caves

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    Mar 09, 2015 2:41 PM GMT
    If you can get to the UP of Michigan right now, the Grand Island Ice Caves are spectacular and are open now to the public. You have to walk quite aways on ice to get to them, but it's well worth the walk to see them. We are starting to get some real warm air in the Midwest now, so they will probably be open only a few more weeks. Here is a link to some pics:

    http://www.lifeinthenorthwoods.com/Nature/Winter/

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    Mar 09, 2015 3:35 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting. Those are wonderful. Your pics?
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    Mar 09, 2015 4:53 PM GMT
    Very cool pix! I always get up there every summer, but I may well have to add the first few days after DST kicks in to my list. They had a pretty spectacular show last year, too.
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    Mar 09, 2015 7:00 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidThanks for posting. Those are wonderful. Your pics?


    No, these aren't my pics. This pic and the whole link to the album is Life in the Northwoods photographer. I haven't seen these yet because it's quite a ways away from where I live here, but I want to see them and take pics because I am a photographer, too. They are usually not accessible to the public because of dangerous ice conditions, but because we have had record breaking cold here in the Midwest for 2 years in a row, they have been open to the public for 2 years in a row now. But they probably will be closing them soon because of the heat wave that we are having this week and ice conditions on the lake will deteriate rapidly.
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    Mar 09, 2015 9:33 PM GMT
    Thanks for sharing. I'm glad some people are willing to go out in the cold to photograph them for others to see. icon_smile.gif


    It kind of reminds me Carlsbad Caverns, but colder and wetter.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=carlsbad+caverns&espv=2&biw=1170&bih=836&site=webhp&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=oxD-VLv8BoSFyQTyoILYDg&ved=0CEMQsAQ


    http://www.nps.gov/cave/index.htm