Bayfield Wisconsin Winter Hike to the Ice Caves
Bayfield Wis -- Winter in Wisconsin is cold and beautiful with many lovely places to go for a winter hike. Up in northern Wisconsin along Lake Superior's shoreline you can find ice caves that have been created by the water freezing in the most beautiful forms making caves of bright colors.
Visiting the ice caves is not for the meek. You have to hike over a mile along the bumpy Lake Superior shoreline just to get there. A parking lot provided by the National Park Service is a long hike from the actual caves.
You will not find any modern conveniences along the way so don't plan on warming up or eating in a restaurant at the ice caves. There is an outdoor bathroom near the beginning of the ice cave trail for your convenience.
As you begin your hike on the trail you will come to a few stairs heading down to the lake. Hold on tight to the hand rail because the steps are slippery. I found out the hard way and fell at the beginning of the trail.
The trail to the ice caves is very bumpy and if you accidentally step off of the trail you could sink into the snow. I witnessed several people that sunk into the snow up to their hips because they stepped just off of the trail.
We went hiking on the trail on a day that was below zero in temperature so we wore snow pants, parkas and scarves. We soon overheated and wished we had dressed lighter for the hike. Dress in layers so you can adjust your clothing as needed. Good boots are important to keep your feet warm yet provide comfort in your hike.
You should plan on taking at least half a day hiking to, viewing and hiking back from the ice caves. There is a lot to see once you get to the ice caves. You can hike farther along the shoreline to view more caves as you go.
Take a camera along with you on your hike. The caves are very pretty and you will want pictures. Check the sunshine as you take pictures and you can catch some rainbows and brilliant rays of light shining off of the ice.
You can get thirsty as you hike along to the ice caves so take some water with you. Even if you don't take the water along on the hike you will want it when you get back to your vehicle.
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