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Spectacular Ice Caves Forming Alongside Lake Michigan
Updated: Friday, February 14 2014, 03:24 PM EST
Word is spreading across Northern Michigan about ice caves that Mother Nature has formed over the last few months of this cold winter.
Just north of Leland, ice caves have formed along the eastern side of Lake Michigan. The caves are formed by the wind and wave action - westerly winds push slushy ice up along the shoreline. Layer after layer freezes on top of each other and forms this.
Waves not only carve out spectacular crevices - but the freezing spray creates icicle-like formations. Once the wind calms, more sheet ice is formed on the water, and when it picks back up the waves push the broken ice pieces together - creating an angular ice sheet - that people can walk on to see the caves.