Many thanks to Jeff Russell for sharing his amazing photos. Last week Jeff, his lovely wife, even the doggie, flew their Supercub three hours north to the jewel of Lake Superior, Apostle Island National Lakeshore, Wisconsin. There, they landed on the ice within 1/4 mile of the park boundary.The lake is frozen and ice formations and caves have formed, creating an astoundingly beautiful sight. Jeff reports the ice is currently about 30″ thick. This phenomena does not occur every year and, when it does, people come in droves by car to experience it. There are a lucky few, those with airplanes, who make the trek by air and see it in a way the land lovers never will.
The ice caves are located at the western end of the National Lakeshore in far northern Bayfield Count. Driving it’s about 300 miles east of Fargo, ND or 235 miles northeast Minneapolis, MN.Â National Park Service, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Check out all the pictures and Jeff’s comments on Supercub.org Â Â http://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?48014-Apostle-Islands-National-Lakeshore