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1999: Oakley & Astro - Superior wonderdogs    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jon Hopper
2006: 1st visit to Lake Superior    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Tanya Voldarski
2013: Fishing the mouth of the Montreal    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Halli Lindley
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, August 14, 2017 - 08:50 am:

It's amazing all the beautiful views of the Upper Peninsula there are in the archives since the Pasty Cam began over 19 years ago. Many of them involve Lake Superior, like our first photo today, snapped in 1999. That's Oakley and Astro, Lake Superior Wonderdogs with their people, on the shores of McLain State Park.

Our second archive shot is also on the shores of Lake Supeior, but a few years later in 2006. That little bathing beauty is Tanya Voldarski's little girl and it was her first time there on the shores of Gitchee Gumme out at Misery Bay.

The third photo was snapped in 2013 by Halli Lindley on a family camping trip at the mouth of the Montreal river/falls where it flows into Lake Superior, which we saw briefly yesterday. The kids were doing a good job, lined up on the shoreline trying to catch dinner for that day.

Speaking of the Montreal Falls, we get to see and *hear* more in today's video. Almost as good as being there in person, only you don't have to make the hike in to get there. Enjoy the sounds of the water rushing by

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Monday, August 14, 2017 - 09:07 am:

Nice photos and video as always! Looking forward to our vacation next week to the Porkies and the Keweenaw!! Going to be hard to focus this week!!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, August 14, 2017 - 11:20 am:

Nicely done!

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Monday, August 14, 2017 - 05:45 pm:

Montreal Falls video:

It's fascinating to see (and hear!) so vigorous a cascade of water flowing over Montreal Falls into Lake Superior after a zizzy-zaggy, twisty, meandering trip of ≈27 miles, more or less eastward along the Keweenaw until finally turning south at it's last crossing of Mandan Road, this over a straight line distance of ≈17 miles.

Sadly, I've never been to Montreal Falls, nor have I ventured to travel along the (mostly) adjacent Mandan Road, which I always understood to best be done with an off-road vehicle.

All that vigor and energy in that relatively level terrain!
(Well OK, not precisely "level", but certainly not "mountainous".)

Compare to this from, Aug 13, 2017,
(click →) "VIDEO: Payson flooding is 'some of worst' Garden Guy has seen in Northern AZ" (Video, 1 min + 8 sec.)

Maybe I've been living too long in the Arizona "desert", where the nominally dry climate is punctuated by summer monsoon storms that can dump a deluge on the White Mountains and Mogollon Rim, often yielding a result as shown in the above video.

That I can understand, but it somehow seems a mystery that the Montreal River can deliver such a vigorous flow from a mere ≈140 sq. mi. of more or less gentle watershed.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, August 14, 2017 - 08:44 pm:

What a great video! Love, love, love it!!

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