By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 08:15 am:
What is Spring in the Copper Country? It is often rushing rapids on rivers or receding snowbanks on the side of the road or ice hanging onto the rocky Lake Superior shore or even enough snow to still be snowshoeing in the woods. Thatís what our archive shots and a current photo depict today. We start out with a 2002 photo taken by Dan Urbanski of the Greenwood Falls (also known as the Bonanza Falls) on the Big Iron River in the Silver City area. Thatís some serious water rushing through there.
The second archive shot is one of my favorites. Iím not sure what it is about the bus stop photo snapped by Carl Kiilunen (RIP) in 2007, but Iíve always liked it. Maybe itís the lack of traffic, maybe itís the little one crossing the road with no worries, maybe itís the receding snowbanks on the side of the road or maybe itís Lake Superior way off in the distance. Itís possibly all those things added together in one photo!
The 2010 photo was taken by Richard Barclay and it shows how the temperatures had warmed some, but not quite enough to melt all the shoreline snow on the rocks surrounding Lake Superior.
Then we arrive at the present, with a photo from Melanie Hakala Rossiís snowshoe adventure this past weekend. A group of her friends get together just about every weekend and go out exploring around the Keweenaw on their snowshoes, making the most of winter and spring this year, too, since there is still plenty of snow to be out in the woods like this. Check out the size of that rock they encountered on this adventure...WOW!
Dan Urbanksiís photo piqued my interest in the rushing waters of the Big Iron River, so todayís video excursion takes us there to the Greenwood Falls with the Spring runoff raging along. It was videoed in 2014 and Iím betting the sound there in person must have been deafening.
By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 08:32 am:
Pix and video look'n good! A while back, I stayed at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites in Silver City, right next to the Big Iron...those were the days.
By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 08:38 am:
We've stayed there too Alex. Nice place, nice
Yes, i like the innocence of the bus stop picture
too. And anything with melting is good right now!
By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:56 am:
Nice signs of spring pictures today. They all look good in comparison to the absolutely zero signs of spring I see when I look out my window.