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Video: Lake Michigan Ice Caves Off the Coast of Leelanau in Northern Michigan
MyNorth ^ | 20Feb 2014 | LISSA EDWARDS

Posted on 02/25/2014 5:22:35 PM PST by shove_it

MyNorth vidoegrapher Kris Riley trekked a third of a mile to video the two-story high Lake Michigan ice caves off the coast of Leelanau County in Northern Michigan, north of the town of Leland. For days, crowds of awe-struck people have flocked to the shore to explore these magnificent natural formations that tower and arch in rugged glory after one of the coldest, stormiest winters in decades. If you aren’t one of the thousands who have slipped and slid out to this once-in-a-lifetime phenomena, you will want to see this video. And if you did make your way out there, sit back and enjoy it all over again.

(Excerpt) Read more at mynorth.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Weather
KEYWORDS: globalcooling
This region of Michigan is truly a winter-water-wonderland (which was once the state slogan) located in the 'little finger' area of the Michigan 'mitten'. It's my favorite place in the State.
1 posted on 02/25/2014 5:22:35 PM PST by shove_it
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To: shove_it; cripplecreek

Michigan ping


2 posted on 02/25/2014 5:23:30 PM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: shove_it

Yup. Plenty to love about Michigan.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 5:25:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Just remember, the cold helps keep the riff raff out of our state.

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4 posted on 02/25/2014 5:26:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: shove_it

Aw, melting already, according to the statement at the link.

Never been to Traverse, but I’ve been in Ludington.


5 posted on 02/25/2014 5:28:57 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: shove_it

Remember - global warming made this happen...


6 posted on 02/25/2014 5:29:41 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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7 posted on 02/25/2014 5:41:15 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: shove_it

back to the really cold temperatures again - 30 to -40 here in the UP of Michigan. Gee I am going south to gaylord, mi for another surgery where the temperatures will be the high of -17.


8 posted on 02/25/2014 5:45:24 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: hondact200

Here’s hoping for speedy recovery from your surgery in the relative balminess of Gaylord.


9 posted on 02/25/2014 6:04:10 PM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I don’t think the ice is so much melting as it is being broken up by the wind.


10 posted on 02/25/2014 6:10:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: shove_it

Hey we are renting a house in South Haven in August. That ice better be meltd by then ). FYI, we are Ohioans and love vacationing in Michigan. Love the salmon fishing too!


11 posted on 02/25/2014 6:14:03 PM PST by oust the louse (The Democratic Party might as well be called the Death Party. Abortion & ObamaCare/death panels.)
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To: cripplecreek

Makes sense. Also makes new caves if it freezes again.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 6:18:46 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: 2banana

Al Gore should spend a night or two in those ice caves.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 6:31:49 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: oust the louse

When I was in college in Kalamazoo, carloads of us would drive over to South Haven on Memorial Day for for the annual beach party ritual to celebrate summer break. We’d dash into Lake Michigan and dive into a wave then dash back out again, a lot faster than we dashed in. The water temp was barely above freezing. By August when you’re there, the water temp will be a delightful ~60 degrees.


14 posted on 02/25/2014 7:18:30 PM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: shove_it
"When I was in college in Kalamazoo, carloads of us would drive over to South Haven on Memorial Day for for the annual beach party ritual to celebrate summer break."

I have many fond memories of South Haven. We'd pester Dad to take us to the beach for the day. He'd let us bury him in the sand. In the water, he'd let us climb on his shoulders and jump into the waves. Good times, great state.

15 posted on 02/25/2014 7:30:36 PM PST by Think free or die
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To: shove_it

Reminds me of my childhood when we’d get four get of snow and the snow plow guy put a few more feet on top of that. Us kids would start digging a cave which we called a fort. We’d stay out there until we could no longer feel our fingers or toes.


16 posted on 02/25/2014 7:46:50 PM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: shove_it

Let’s hope its once in a lifetime. I’ve had enough of this winter. It could be the start of a mini-ice age, a repeat of the Maunder minimum. We’ll needs lots of natural gas to heat our home at a reasonable cost.


17 posted on 02/25/2014 9:25:00 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Never been to Traverse, but I’ve been in Ludington.

Closest I ever got to that part of Michigan is Grand Rapids. Or Midland depending on how you define 'close'...

Then again, I grew up in that state just south of Michigan that has an "O" on each end of its name, and there's a whole lot of places there I never got too also... ;-)

18 posted on 02/25/2014 9:35:35 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: cripplecreek

I live in Holland, only a few miles away from Lake Michigan. Many of us would not be caught climing all over these ice caves and lake ice. Looks can be deceiving and this ice is NOT safe to walk on. I personally think that many of these people dragging their kids onto this ice should be slapped upside the head. Lake ice is always shiftng and moving and holes open up at a moments notice. In Grand Haven, only 20 minutes north of me, 6 people had to be pulled off the ice after falling in. People were pushing their infants in strollers all over this ice. Stupid is the only word that fits.


19 posted on 02/26/2014 6:55:33 AM PST by kyperman (Hows this for a face you love to hate.)
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To: kyperman

I had the same thought.


20 posted on 02/26/2014 6:59:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kyperman; cripplecreek
When it finally froze up here, the ice was far more consistent than down where you are. I was at these caves three different times during the first reports of their existence, and in no case was anyone in danger of falling through, although the formations were dangerous to climb and at least one person did get hurt from falling. When the winds shifted the next week, causing some issues, the police prevented anyone from going on the ice.

The formations and caves were spectacular, like nothing I've ever seen (must be global warming). The road access was as crowded as a national park in July, an amazing amount of people came to see what the lake formed. Ice bluffs and scouring from 15 to 30 feet high going parallel to the lake for more than a mile, with people all over them.

I have some pics I'll try to post on the thread later if I can.

21 posted on 02/26/2014 7:07:38 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: kyperman
"Stupid is the only word that fits."

I second your opinion. Ridges such as those in the video are caused by shifting ice. It can shift at any time. Sometimes the ice goes up, some times it goes sideways, some times it goes down.

I met a fellow who almost lost his life because it went down. It left a big pool of water with a gently sloping ice bottom. He got trapped in it, and couldn't walk out because it was too slippery to walk up the slope. Fortunately, he was able to yell and attract rescuers before he died of hypothermia.

22 posted on 02/26/2014 7:27:50 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: norwaypinesavage
FYI, I watched those ridges being formed, and they weren't caused by shifting ice. They were caused by the ice forming in the shallow rock bars at the end of where the water drops off, then the winds took 33 degree water and splashed on top of the edge forming into higher and higher little bluffs every day for a month. The water froze immediately in such cold temperatures as it hit the edge, the winds were high for the better part of a month preventing the main lake from freezing, so the edge bluffs kept getting bigger.
23 posted on 02/26/2014 7:58:31 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Lakeshark

Interesting, thanks. I still don’t know if I would trust it not to shift when standing under it.


24 posted on 02/26/2014 10:52:04 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Lakeshark

Thanks for your comments. I received the MyNorth article in an email last week from an old friend who has lived near Leland for many years. He says he had never seen ice caves this extensive and large before.


25 posted on 03/02/2014 2:04:19 PM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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