First Chance In Years to View Amazing Ice Formations Thanks To Frozen Lake Superior

The harsh winter that’s struck the Midwest this year has provided at least one respite. Lake Superior has frozen enough that visitors can walk on it and visit the Wisconsin sea caves for the first time in five years. The one-mile trek can take three hours round trip. That hasn’t stopped 35,000 people from unleashing their inner explorer and making the journey. Once there, beautiful icicle formations welcome the adventurers.

These photographs by Brian Peterson and Andy Rathbun show how amazing an artist Mother Nature can be. As Rathbun puts it:

Winter is not without its gifts, and this year, it has built a cathedral along the shore of Lake Superior.

Source: Brian Peterson/Star Tribune, Andy Rathbun