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Thousands are flocking to the Ice Caves at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore to take in the winter beauty created by nature. (Deb Krieg/For the Superior Telegram)

Record numbers flock to ice caves

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A series of record-breaking weekends has left the Apostles Islands National Lakeshore facing new challenges. Saturday, the national park that serves as gateway to the Lake Superior ice caves welcomed a record 11,000 visitors; another 10,000 visited Sunday.

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“Having this many people in one place is more like Yosemite Valley,” said Park Superintendent Bob Krumenaker. “Put Yosemite Valley in the middle of Antarctica and that’s what we’re dealing with.”

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