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Ice caves popular again this winterSubmitted: 03/02/2015
BAYFIELD - Plenty of people made the trip to see the ice caves along Lake Superior over the weekend.

According to the National Park Service, the caves near the Apostle Islands attracted more than 7,000 people when they opened Saturday.

By 10 a.m. there was a mile's worth of cars parked on nearby Highway 13.

By 3 p.m. there was a 2 mile line of parked cars.

On Sunday, another 4,200 people came out.

Park service officials had warned visitors there is a lot of glare ice

They recommend people use crampons and use ski poles.

The ice caves drew more than 138,000 visitors tourists last year.

That was the first time in nearly five years the caves could be reached.

Good ice needs to form along the Lake Superior shore for visitors to get to the caves.

This year the park system is charging a $5 fee this year for visitors age 16 and older.

(Copyright 2015 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)

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