B-roll footage extended edit for stock footage and ENG of the extremely brutally cold sub zero temperatures that are allowing rare access to the Apostle Sea Caves near Bayfield Wisconsin.
To see the rare sight of the frozen Apostle Sea Caves, you must walk along the shore line for about 1.5 miles from the parking area.
The hike to the cave is not an easy one as you are walking along the shore line over numerous snow drifts, ice heaves and then once you get near the caves, you are walking on the slippery ice itself.
The hike out takes about 45 minutes and depending on weather conditions, with the winds blowing across Lake Superior, plan on walking in near blizzard conditions due to the blowing snow and cold temperatures.
*** Also Snow Shoes or Ice Crampons Are Advised To Wear While Walking Out On The Ice ***
Clip 1 View of the point where the Sea Caves are located. The wind and blowing snow combined with the -20F air temp at the time made for extremely difficult conditions to hike out to the caves.
Clip 2 Opening to one of the Sea Caves with the frozen floor of ice.
Clip 3 A frozen cliff face with massive sheets of ice.
Clip 4 Opening to one of the Sea Caves with the frozen floor of ice and strong winds blowing snow around.
Clip 5 A frozen cliff face with massive sheets of ice.
Clip 6 Wide shot of the cliffs along the shore line covered in ice.
Clip 7 A smaller sea cave with massive ice hanging from the cliff face.
Clip 8 Ultra wide shot with pan down shot from inside one of the caves. Looking up at the thousands of ice cycles then pan down to the inside of the ice cave.
Clip 9 Twist looking up at the hundreds of huge ice cycles hanging down from the cliff face. Some of these are over 15 feet long.
Clip 10 Pan shot of the lake shore cliffs covered in ice with the blowing snow.
Clip 11 Lake shore cliffs covered in ice.
Clip 12 Looking into a massive crack in the cliff face with ice covering the lower part of the area.
Clip 13 Pan down shot form inside the crack in the cliff looking up at the walls and then down to where you see out at the surface where the walls are covered in ice.
Clip 14 People walking along the cliff face and checking out the massive ice formations.
Clip 15 Lake shore cliffs covered in ice with the wind blowing a lot of snow around and reducing the visibility.
Clip 16 Lake shore cliffs covered in ice with the wind blowing a lot of snow around and reducing the visibility as the sun tries to shine through the blowing snow.
Clip 17 Pan shot of the lake shore cliffs covered in ice with the blowing snow.
Clip 18 Massive ice formations along the side of the cliff.
Clip 19 Massive ice formations along the side of the cliff.
Clip 20 Wide shot of the massive ice formations along the side of the shore line.
Clip 21 (time code 3;38;17) Inside one of the ice caves looking back out of the cave to the front lake obscured by blowing snow.
Clip 22 – 23 Entrance to a ice cave with thousands of ice cycles hanging down.
Clip 24 Entrance to another cave.
Clip 25 Inside a cave looking up at the ice formations hanging off the side of the cave and pan down and right to the entrance of the cave.
Clip 26 Massive ice cycles hanging off the roof of a Sea Cave
Clip 27 The floor of a Sea Cave covered in snow.
Clip 28 The wall of a Sea Cave covered in clear ice.
Clip 29 People walking into one of the massive Sea Caves.
Clip 30 (Time Code 5;29;09) Wide shot of massive ice formation where you can sea through to the other side.
Clip 31 Inside one of the Ice Caves looking out to the outside.
Clip 32- 33 Pan shot inside another Ice Cave.
Clip 34 Close up pan shot of Ice Cycles inside a Ice Cave.
Clip 35 Looking out of one of the Ice Caves from inside.
Clip 36 Extreme close up shot of some of the ice crystals inside the caves hanging off of the ceiling.
Clip 37 Amazing ice crystals on the ceiling of one of the ice caves.
Clip 38 Entrance to another one of the Ice Caves.
Clip 39 Pan shot inside the Ice Cave showing additional chambers further back in the cave.
Clip 40 (Time Code 7;53;03) Looking outside from inside one of the Ice Caves.
Clip 41 Looking through the clear ice to the rock formation under the ice on the side of the cave.
Clip 42 Pan left shot inside another cave.
Clip 43 Looking through the ice as the ice hangs down from the ceiling in a cave only a few inches above the surface of the lake ice.
Clip 44 Wide shot of the ice hanging from the ceiling of the cave but not touching the surface of the ice on the lake.
Clip 45 (Time Code 9;02;00) Looking out from inside of one of the Ice Caves as a couple with their dog walks by the front of the cave to shot how massive the opening to the cave is.
Clip 46 Someone checking out the ice formations as the blowing snow obscures the scene.
Clip 47 Looking out onto Lake Superior as the Lake is covered in ice.
Clip 48 People Cross Country Skiing along the rock face on the shore line next to massive ice formations.
Clip 49 A hole in the rock formation framed in ice.
Clip 50 (Time Code 10;11;29) Another Ice Cave with the ice covering much of the inside and opening at the other end.
Clip 51 People walking along the shore line checking out the ice formations.
Clip 52 Pan shot of another part of the cliff face and the ice covering it.
Clip 53 Various different ice formations and colors inside this Ice Cave.
Clip 54 Massive sheet of ice hanging off the cliff face.
Clip 55 Looking up as thousands of Ice Cycles under a massive ice formation hanging off the cliff face.
Clip 56 Pan down shot of the massive ice formation and down to show the thousands of ice cycles.
Clip 57 A group of people checking out the ice formations and caves.
Clip 58 Massive wall of ice hanging off the cliff face.
Clip 59 Another view of the crack in the cliff face that goes back into the cliff face.
Clip 60 – 61 Videographer Doug Kiesling thanking the fans for watching and showing how he got out to the Sea Caves with all the gear. Yes, the ice did shred the snow tube and it was rough pulling all the camera gear across the snow drifts for the 1.5 mile hike back to the truck.