In northwestern Wisconsin, crowds of people flocked last month to trek on a frozen-over Lake Superior to reach dramatic ice caves accessible on foot for the first time in several years, courtesy of the long frigid winter. The ice caves on Superior’s shoreline are carved out of sandstone by waves from the lake and derive their name from the icy freeze in winter that makes them glisten with hoar frost, icicles and ice formations. Reachable in warm weather by boat, the caves are accessible in winter only by walking across ice when it is thick and stable enough. Text and photos by Reuters
Feb. 3 Daily Brief: Lunar New Year, more snow for the Northeast, anti-government protests continue in Kiev
Lunar New Year, more snow for the Northeast, anti-government protests continue in Kiev and more in today’s daily brief.
The remnants of a polar vortex that brought record-breaking cold to the Baltimore area still lingered Wednesday morning. Baltimore Sun photographer Karl Merton Ferron took advantage of the slightly-warmer-but-still-chilly climate to test a cold-weather experiment: freezing soap bubbles.