Ice forms in a cave at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Lake Superior on Feb. 27, 2015. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune)

How many times did you slide off the sidewalks and into the streets of Washington on Sunday night as you braced for near-certain, ice-related doom? Because I did that … more than once. Yeah. Let's just go with that.

Trudging to a Caps–Maple Leafs game as the sidewalk is freezing over is not a chill way to spend an evening, as it turns out, and I feel like, just personally, I have already had enough ice for this year, and perhaps the next.

[March roars in like a lion with icy winter storm]

But if you have not, can I interest you in the caves at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin, which basically have the greatest ice ever — ice so rad, in fact, that crowds are reportedly flocking to check it out.


An ice cave  at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Lake Superior this year. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune)

I mean seriously.

[Relocating a remote Alaskan village due to climate change]

Just look at this ice.


Icicles and frost form on the ceiling of an ice cave by Lake Superior at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Feb. 14, 2014. (Eric Miller/Reuters)

A woman photographs ice formations at sunset on a rock face of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore of Lake Superior in 2014. (Eric Miller/Reuters)

If you thought this post was going to be more than just a bunch of cool shots of extremely photogenic ice, well:

(1) Why did you think that? Come on, man.

And

(2) I am very sorry about that but really what more could you want?


In this Feb. 2, 2014, photo, people visit the caves at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in northern Wisconsin. (Brian Peterson/Minneapolis Star Tribune via AP)

Visitors snap pictures of each other in a cave at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in northern Wisconsin. (Brian Peterson/The Minneapolis Star Tribune via AP)

The caves opened Saturday, and — according to a Facebook post — will remain open "until we get significant winds that can break up the ice and blow it away," which seems semi-ominous but whatever.

If you are going, have the best time! And send me a postcard! Oh, and please bring your own snacks. It actually does say that in the Facebook post, guys, I'm not just pushing my pro-snacks agenda. Although I don't see what's wrong with that.


Pete Miller, from Minong, Wis., looks through a cave opening with his dog on Feb. 14, 2014. (Eric Miller/Reuters)

Sightseers  at the mouth of a sea cave of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore of Lake Superior on Feb. 14, 2014. (Eric Miller/Reuters)

Sightseers crouch to avoid icicles in a sea cave on frozen Lake Superior at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Feb. 14, 2014. (Eric Miller/Reuters)