Saturday, February 11, 2012

Eben Ice Caves

Senior year is quickly passing, and there is so much left to do. My friends and I wrote a bucket list of things to do this year. One of our activities was a return trip to the Eben Ice Caves. We went 2 years ago and had a great time. This morning we packed into 2 cars and went out. Of course the weather has been glorious all week. Today -1 windchill and windy. But we made the best of it.

Of course the road going into the trail is horrendous. We had snow yesterday, and it wasn't plowed. So you pretty much stay in the path. There was a minimum of a foot of snow at all times on either side of your car.

We had a great hike. No one got hurt, which is always a plus. The trail is icy and steep. I had rented a pair of snowshoes from my gym. Totally worth every dollar. It made it so easy on the hills. But sometimes it is still fun to slide on your butt.
The ice caves are a small water fall that freezes in the winter. We have had a very mild winter, so not much precipitation. They have been much bigger in previous years. But they are still a gorgeous sight. Its about a 1.5 mile hike from the road to the caves.
You can even walk behind the frozen waterfall into the cave. The icicles have a cool blue-green tint to them. The floor of the cave is pure ice. The claws on the snowshoes were great to help walk easily. 
And if you are a monkey like my friends and I, you can even climb to the top. Its hard to get up, but it is a cool view from above.

I love the sunny days hiking in the woods and seeing all the beautiful trees! Next weekends adventures are the sled dog races. One of my favorite activities of the year.


  1. Wow! So beautiful! Sounds like a good hike - glad you had the snow shoes! Thanks for sharing - Margie (Club CK)

  2. Gorgeous, Megan. I have never seen anything remotely like this. Glad you had such a beautiful day, but I cannot imagine being able to function in such cold.

  3. That is so cool! Looks like a lot of (very cold) fun!

  4. WOW! This is gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE the pictures!

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