BAYFIELD– I recently had the honor to visit the Apostle Islands Ice Caves on the southern shore of Lake Superior. Although treasured for it’s kayaking in the summer, this gem of a place can also be a hot spot of activity in the middle of winter. This can only mean one thing… that the shoreline to the main body of water submitted to the cold and actually froze. This freezing doesn’t happen very often however, which makes it quite an attraction when it does. In the last month, thousands have make the trek to the caves to walk out onto the frozen-yet-noisy sheet of ice. Unlike a typical frozen lake, the deep waters below may influence the ice’s stability even when it’s terribly cold out. The National Parks Service has a great site on the caves, with some culture and history to boot.