This is a section of the north branch of Thunder Bay River, just northwest of Long Lake, north of County Road 628. But I didn’t tell you that. It’s way too pretty a place for many people to know about. A rickety wood plank bridge is the only way to get over the river at that point. Probably no one should drive a car over it. Probably it’s best no one even walks on it. In fact, you shouldn’t even come near it. This was December 12th, after a ten inch snowfall. The river is just beginning to ice. Tree branches heavy with snow bend into the river. Then the river grabs them and holds them fast. It is tempting to free a few.