On June 19-20, 2012, the Duluth area received 10-12 inches of rain. This was a once in my lifetime opportunity that I could not pass up, so I loaded up the truck and headed for the north shore. I was hearing reports interstate 35 and highway 61 were closed. Going through Duluth, or even around it, would prove impossible. So I decided to head towards Grand Rapids and work my way over to Virginia and Hibbing then down to Silver Bay. Many of the roads were flooded and I was detoured countless times. After five hours of driving I finally arrived at Gooseberry State Park. I could hear the roar from the river from inside my truck. I grabbed my camera gear, an umbrella, and headed for the river. I arrived at Middle Falls and river water seemed to be going in every direction. It was impressive to see Gooseberry filled above capacity.