- Many people hoped cold temperatures this winter would allow the ice caves of Lake Superior to be open.
But park rangers don't think it's going to happen this year.
You need to make a a two-mile round-trip hike on frozen Lake Superior to visit the caves near Bayfield.
Clear, hard ice is needed to make the trip safely.
A recent assessment showed there's a lot of what's called "pack ice," which isn't know for staying in place.
Rangers say the poor quality ice is too dangerous to walk across.
At this point, rangers say it's unlikely the ice caves will open this winter.