I spent this past weekend staying with friends in Phillips, WI and we all took a day trip up to the Ice Caves on Lake Superior near Cornucopia, WI. It was a bright sunny day, 50 degrees and virtually no wind. Since we'd just come out of a cold snap, the ice wasn't nearly as slushy as it could have been under such conditions. Truly, they were the best possible conditions for a visit. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the trip:

A view of the shoreline
From 2009 3/13 - 3/15 Phillips, Ashland & Ice Caves


Birch trees at the top of the cliffs. Love this shot against the blue skies.
From 2009 3/13 - 3/15 Phillips, Ashland & Ice Caves


Patterns in the sandstone cliffs.
From 2009 3/13 - 3/15 Phillips, Ashland & Ice Caves


This is about as bad as the meltwater got. It's actually only an inch or two deep and sitting on top of 2-3 feet of solid ice.
From 2009 3/13 - 3/15 Phillips, Ashland & Ice Caves


Love this column of ice where a spring dripped down over the cliff. Looks like a stalactite/stalagmite in a cave.
From 2009 3/13 - 3/15 Phillips, Ashland & Ice Caves