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Recent southwest winds sent waves crashing into the cliffs just northeast of Grand Marais.
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Layer upon layer of ice froze quickly to the shrubs and trees creating a true ice forest.
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This ice sculpture was at least 25 feet high. Access required crawling through ice-covered brush and on some very slippery rocks. Without ice crampons it would have been impossible.
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There were amazing shapes all frozen in time.
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There is just a small branch in there somewhere.
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I had to wedge myself into an ice crevice to get this photo. Taking a photo directly into the sun made the ice look like liquid mercury.
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As the sun set all the icicles took on a warm glow.
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After sunset the photos had a softer pastel look to them. It was an incredible experience finding new ice creations around every corner.