Feb 18-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: February: Feb 18-08
Me and my shadow    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by E. Neil Harri
Wolves    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by E. Neil Harri
UP 200    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Aladino Mandoli
Winter Baja Races    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Mary Drew

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 12:21 am:

I'm BAAACCK! :->

It was good to get away and enjoy the California sunshine, but it's always good to get back home in the U.P., where you can see "one of a kind" scenes like the top two photos from E. Neil Harri. That first one is kind of a self-portrait, with the shadow of Neil's plane hovering over the pack of wolves he was photographing. Then he zooms in closer for a better look at several of the wolves seeming quite oblivious to Neil's presence.

The third picture from Aladino Mandoli isn't of wolves, even though a couple of them look like they could be. It's a shot from the 19th running of the UP 200 Sled Dog Races held over the weekend in the Marquette area. Dino says this was taken during the "Jackpine 30" portion of the race. Nice scenery in the background there too.

The U.P. was certainly a busy place over the weekend and if you were in the Lake Linden area on Saturday, then you must have heard the buzzing of the engines in the Winter Baja Races, sponsored by Michigan Tech. That fourth photo is from last year's competition. Lots of work goes into turning the Lake Linden Park area into a Mini Baja race track for this event.

That about wraps it up for my first day back in the saddle. A big thanks to Charlie for taking over the reins for me. I really like the new features he added and enjoyed discovering them each day along with the rest of you!

P.S. Happy President's Day!

By Tim Holland (Tholland) on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 01:30 am:

Welcome back, Mary. After a trip like that, you probably need a vacation.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 01:44 am:

Welcome BAAACCK Mary!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 07:52 am:

More great wolf photos on Neil's link. A reminder of how wild the UP still is.

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 08:38 am:

Where did you spot the wolves E. Neil???/

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 08:45 am:

Welcome back, Mary. Great photos to start off with. I bet you need a vacation after running the way you did, huh?

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 09:16 am:

Welcome Back, Mary! Those are all great pictures of the busy weekend the UP had.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 09:17 am:

Welcome back, Mary; we missed you! Those are great photos, today. I always love Neil Harri's photos. And, I am really interested in dog sled races. I was reading some about the Marquette race last night on WLUC TV 6's web site last night; I hope we get to see more pictures of this year's race. And, I hope we get to see pictures from this year's Baja race, as well. :-) Many thanks, Mary, and photographers for today's great pictures!

By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 02:31 pm:

I love all the interesting photos, comments and love for the good ole U.P. There is no place like it.. Mary you were missed, thanks for the wonderful job that you do and also for bringing so many of us back to favorite places of nostalgia.

By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 03:04 pm:

Glad you are back Mary....now you can suffer the cold like the rest of us!!! lol

Thanks to Pasty when I move to Az....I can see all the wonderful things in the U.P. through your eyes and not have to ache every minute of life or take the old steriods for relief!!!

I hope you had a wonderful, wonderful, time.

God Bless ya'll

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 08:45 pm:

Welcome back Mary!

By E. Neil Harri (Ilmayksi) on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 09:19 pm:

I am flying for the annual wolf population survey for the West U.P. So the wolf images are all from Marquette county and West. I have some research collars in most of those counties that I track to find the packs.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 11:09 pm:

Neil how great that you're doing a job that you seem to love. Lucky you.Are you actually involved with the wolves on the ground also?

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