Still two and a half feet of snow in the yard and woods, with more in drift areas. The first day of spring in the Northwoods is in spirit only, unless it is a anomaly of a year. Nonetheless, the temps are upward and the melt is progressing. Soon the bigger rivers will break up and provide an extremely violent and adrenaline-fueled opportunity to photograph or simply observe this incredible phenomenon. The roar is louder than one can imagine and the charging waters are treacherous beyond imagination. A false step and you are toast. The Black River here in Gogebic County, with its numerous waterfalls between Bessemer and the mouth of Lake Superior, is perhaps the most significant opportunity to photograph break up conditions. Rainbow Falls and Sandstone Falls providing the best shows. If you come, please be safe and always have a partner with you (and a climbing rope).
“You know that the things you put it your head stay there, right?'
'Yeah. But you remember some things, don't you?'
'Yeah. You remember the things you want to forget and forget the things you want to remember.”
― Cormac McCarthy,