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ICE CAVES: Cold creates glittering cove on Lake Superior

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Mother Nature may be irritating a lot of people who are tired of the extreme cold, but she's also showing off by showing just how beautiful the below-zero temperatures can be on Lake Superior.

The below-average temperatures are allowing many people to once again experience the beauty of the ice caves at the Apostle Islands.

Unlike in recent years, the bone-chilling cold has made the ice of Lake Superior safe to walk on. That provides a path to the caves where frozen lake water encrusts the base of cliffs while needle-like icicles coat the inside of the caverns.

The dramatic winter scene hasn't been enjoyed in five years, and it's a nearly 2-mile hike from shore to see them -- but the view is well worth the trip.

Park officials say the ice is extremely delicate and conditions could change within a matter of days.

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