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2010: View from Quincy Hill    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Robert C. Wetton
2014: Icicle view    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Nicky Outinen
2014: Broken shore    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Nicky Outinen
2018: Jacobsville cliffs    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Lindsay Butala
Lake Superior Ice Crystals    ...click to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 08:16 am:

You often hear people describe the U.P. as Godís Country and todayís photos illustrate the reasoning behind that saying pretty well. We start with a photo taken by Robert C. Wetton (RIP), back in 2010. RCW was up on Quincy Hill when he snapped this shot looking down the Portage Canal, towards Michigan Tech. Quite the vista from UP there.

Then we move on to 2014 with two pictures from Nicky Outinen, who takes us out to Big Traverse for a look at the ice piled there by Lake Superior. She found icicles that had formed off the edge of an icy ledge, along with sheets of ice that had piled up, looking like broken glass out there.

For a look at current Copper Country beauty, we have a shot snapped by Lindsay Butala this past Sunday. Three of us went snowshoeing out at Jacobsville and this is what we were treated to for traipsing through the woods. Lindsay captured the sandstone cliffs with icy walls perfectly. We were truly in awe of the beauty we encountered there.

Our video clip today was made on the Lake Superior shores in Marquette. Iím not sure how it formed, but what looks like a regular chunk of ice, turns into a sort of ice crystal when these folks tap it with a stick. Pretty cool (literally) with the sound of the crystals falling, itís somewhat musical!


By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 08:43 am:

I thought the Jacobsville Cliffs were worth looking at. I have never seen the ice crystals before. That was a very interesting demonstration.


By Donna (Donna) on Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 08:53 am:

That's awesome!!


By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 01:41 pm:

Hi
Recently I was walking beside a semi-frozen river at a park near Ann Arbor. I heard a kind of crackling, like you'd hear if the wind was stirring dry leaves. I peered around but there were no leaves. Then my eye went to the ice chunks in the river, and that was what was making the sound, as they rubbed against each other and the solid ice. Not musical, as described, but neat to hear. It made me think of the river as living water.


By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 01:42 pm:

Strange sights, indeed!


By jbuck (Jbuck) on Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 04:17 pm:

Doug Walters (Dawalters),
So sorry about Deb. Sounds like you had many good
years together. Praying you will be comforted and
that she is now whole again without that awful
disease.


By Doug Walters (Dawalters) on Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 07:37 pm:

Thank you Jbuck. Yes we did have many wonderful years for
which I am thankful. I appreciate the kind words of comfort.


By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 09:32 pm:

Doug Walters, I too would also like to say, I'm sorry for your loss, and may all your good memories allow you to smile again very soon! I hope you can get back to the U.P. someday as well!


By Doug Walters (Dawalters) on Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 11:23 pm:

UC, thank you for the kind thoughts. Iíve followed your posts
for a number of years now, so I know of your love of the
Keweenaw. It certainly runs deep, doesnít it. I know of GPa
Norm and your trips to the Point. I also did that as best
possible with our vehicle. Both Deb and our granddaughter,
Cheyenne hated when I would head out to the Point because I
loved getting us lost and finding our way back. As the kids do
today they get tattoos. While theyíre not for me when
Granddaughter Cheyenne got one with the coordinates of
Copper Harbor on her wrist I was proud that she also has a
love of the UP. Once again appreciate the kind thoughts. ó
Doug


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