Always remember: Nature is in charge

The Duluth News Tribune’s Andrew Krueger was sitting on the shore of the Baptism River on the North Shore of Lake Superior the other day when he decided to post to his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Suddenly, he writes, he noticed the High Falls seemed to be growing more intense.

What happened in the next few minutes is a bit of a blur, but I noticed a lot more ice moving down the river. Branches cracking as slabs of ice crashed into riverside shrubs and trees. And the turbulent water rising, quickly rising toward where I sat.

An ice jam had broken somewhere upstream. He scrambled to safety, and took this video:

…Perhaps, as I had turned my attention from falls to phone, the spirits of the north woods wanted to provide a reminder that nothing in the digital world can compare to the awe-inspiring power of the natural world.