Aug 03-17

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2017: August: Aug 03-17
2009: Rice Lake Road Rainbow    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jamie Harter
2015: North Entry Sandstone    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Bob Gilreath
2017: Keystone Bay and the Tip    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Mark Upton
Exploring the Tip of the Keweenaw    ...click to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 08:07 am:

I consider myself lucky to have the job I do here at Pasty Central, seeing all the photos that come across our desks to be considered for the Pasty CamÖso many are breathtaking and throughout the past 19 years there are places here in the U.P. that Iíve never seen or even heard of, until someone sent in a photo. Today we take a look back to 2009, with a scene snapped on the Rice Lake Road by Jamie Harter. Any other day, this would have been a dull photo of a Keweenaw road that looks like many other Keweenaw roads, but on this particular day, Jamie was given the gift of a beautiful rainbow crossing the road in front of her. Iím thankful she shared that beauty with us.

Another beauty was snapped by Bob Gilreath, back in 2015, out in the Freda area. Bob and his wife Liz, were guests on a friendís pontoon boat that took them out on the North Entry to view the sandstone cliffs there. Pretty much the Houghton County version of the Pictured Rocks, you might say.

Then just a few days ago, the third photo arrived by email from Mark Upton, who said he was out at Keystone Bay with his boat and decided to fly his drone around the area for a few photos. This one here is my favorite, as you can see the beautiful sand beach and the forest that keeps the crowds away. Look out past the Keweenaw tip and you can see Manitou Island, also. Of note in the photo also, is the area that is lighter color, just around the bend after the beachÖthatís where the fire was back in July of 2006. For a long time after it was gray and dead looking, but now coming back green and strong.

Mark also took some video footage with his drone, so sit back and enjoy the flight over Keystone Bay! More of Markís photography in many formats can be found at Copper World in Calumet.


By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 09:01 am:

Beautiful shots and outstanding video!


By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:26 am:

Great pictures and video. Does anyone happen to know who the major landholders are beyond Copper Harbor to the tip? I was wondering how long it would remain undeveloped. No, I don't want to see it developed I was just curious.


By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:49 am:

Took the words right out of my mouth, Jbuck.
Drone videos are the coolest and if I was healthy enough, that would be my new hobby.


By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 12:27 pm:

We're right there with you Alex!

When you look at the picture of Keystone Bay there is a distinct area that is lighter green. Is that where the fire was about 10 years ago? Or just a swampy area that has different vegetation?

Mary says: Yes, that's where the fire was...in my notes I said: "Of note in the photo also, is the area that is lighter color, just around the bend after the beachÖthatís where the fire was back in July of 2006. For a long time after it was gray and dead looking, but now coming back green and strong."


By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 03:32 pm:

Hi
I believe the Nature Conservancy has a preserve near Copper Harbor.


By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 09:28 pm:

Thanks Kathyrn. I don't foresee those folks wanting to develop it any time soon:)


By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 09:47 pm:

Beautiful photos and video!!

Duane, checkout joshsteinland.com Josh Stein's website and realtor, it shows all the listing and it's also a fantastic website. There is a large tract of land that includes part of Keystone Bay for sale. Also any land questions, he's the man to ask, he'll have the answers. Pasty.com and his website is a must for my daily U.P. fix.


By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 09:54 pm:

Duane, Josh's company is Northern Michigan Land Brokers, in Houghton.


By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:28 pm:

Uncle Chuck:
Thanks for the website. It is chock full of information and interesting things of note. I can spend a lot of time rambling around in that site. I added it to my favorites.
PS: That one parcel of land for sale is just a little beyond my means right now.:)


By jbuck (Jbuck) on Friday, August 4, 2017 - 08:08 am:

Sorry Mary, i must have been blind to miss that.


By D. A. (Midwested) on Friday, August 4, 2017 - 02:57 pm:

Uncle Chuck:

I see that 110 beautiful acres can be had for
the low low price of $800,000. There is a sale
pending now. 1,100 feet of Keystone Bay
beachfront and your own private inland lake to
boot.

I just took possession of my retirement tow
vehicle pickup. Now looking for a used camping
trailer. Wouldn't be great to park it in the
Keweenaw during most of the Summer and "travel
the South" during the Winter?


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