Oct 25-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: October: Oct 25-04
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Photo by Roger Kangas

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 07:55 am:

Kind of a cool (or wet and snowy for that matter!) time of year to think about camping, but there are usually a few autumn days that are perfect for it. This spot in the Sturgeon River Gorge area, discovered by Roger Kangas, looks to be just right, with a fresh layer of leaves to help soften the floor of your tent. Whether you're up to camping or not, what a soothing way to escape from the everyday troubles of the world, with the quiet surrounding you so well that you can hear the leaves falling one by one. And just think...NO BUGS! Now where did I put those tent spikes?...

By Early Bird on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 07:57 am:


By Rob Moffat, OH on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 07:57 am:

What a great way to start a Monday,Thank you!

By Jody, MI on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 08:01 am:

Even after the wind and heavy rain this past weekend, the colors are still beautiful in the Copper Harbor area!

By smf in troll land on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 08:03 am:

Good morning! Nice picture!

By rob in dc on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 08:11 am:

Mention of the Sturgeon River brings to mind a memorable campsite of many years ago on a bend of that river, near Sidnaw. The swift, shallow water sped over the fist-sized stones of the streambed, giving a wonderful sususurrring sound I can still hear decades later. The UP never leaves you.

By joe on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 08:13 am:

Hello From Brighton

By L-O-V-E Pastycam! on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 08:13 am:

Good morning! Beautiful!
Someone recently suggested something that came to mind as soon as I saw this picture, "Let Nature Nurture."

By Bob on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 08:14 am:


Been on that very campsite many times, Its the Sturgeon river state forest campground, and it's
a beautifulspot for camping. Nothing like falling
asleep and waking up to the sound of the river.

October is the best time to go, no bugs, cool
crisp mornings, fantastic afternoons...

By maijaMI on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 08:17 am:

Lovely picture~thanks Roger, and for your whole gallery. We've been blessed with a lovely fall down here, also. One week till the witches fly!

By EM on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 08:27 am:

Oh what a beautiful morning. Just to wake up to the to smell of autum and fresh coffee brewing outdoors:) Thank God for the four seasons and thanks to Roger and Mary for a great picture to start the day.

By Charlie and Edie Hopper on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 08:45 am:

Good morning from Salt Lake City. Today we return to Michigan after a nice long weekend visit with the kids. Just checking conditions back home and happened to catch the beautiful sunrise at Houghton County Airport:


By Mike-Wisconsin on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 08:46 am:

Pretty View!

By Cindy, St. Clair Shores, MI on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 08:49 am:

I love this picture! I can hear the crunch of the leaves under my feet. Thanks, Roger.

By Sarah, Central WI on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 08:53 am:

WOW! Thanks for the two beautiful pictures on this Monday (groan) morning!

By Doug the Troll, Wixom MI on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 09:07 am:

Oh.... to walk beneath those wonderful trees and smell that sweet earthy air. One of the best things in life.

By Raven/Downstate on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 09:08 am:

Note moved to Oct 22 discussion

By RD, Iowa on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 09:42 am:

I just spent about half an hour browsing through Roger Kangas's Gallery albums. He has such a variety of rich content from all seasons, the slideshow could make a great documentary for National Geographic!

By SarahK, FL troll on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 09:47 am:

Today's picture reminds me of a recent trip to the UP. Early October this year. One I will never ever forget. While walking in the woods in one forest, I heard a 300 yr old tree trying to fall, but was propped up by two sister trees. Another forest, a slender, tall tree fell alongside where I was walking. I had never experienced that before. Amazing, thrilling, magical, spiritual.

By SarahK, FL troll on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 09:49 am:

Looks like a cross in the woods on the left in that picture...

By Sharyn on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 09:55 am:

Sarah...Roger states in his gallery when that it's actually a post for hanging your lantern when you camp there. What a beautiful campsight, and another great photo Roger!

By Ms. Katie on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 10:28 am:

Sarah K....how magical, good spirits were with you that day! And Roger...thank you!

By Candy, CA on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 10:34 am:

Roger, thanks for sharing your view of the Yoop with all of us! Your gallery is a wonderful vacation for me (think my boss will find out I "left" for a few minutes?)

By Dr. Nat in Nevada on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 11:03 am:

Good morning from Vegas!

By Mel, MI on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 12:03 pm:

Good afternoon all. I married my Techie, and we spent wonderful two weeks out west in the National Parks on our honeymoon. We visited the Grand Canyon North Rim with its log cabins. It reminded me of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge which is equally beautiful.

On to check out the last two weeks of photos, and change my wallpaper.

By Justin J - Yooper by birth, in Brighton for love on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 12:31 pm:

Gal in Kalamazoo:
5 days to go! The trees are hanging onto thier treasures for us and another treat from mother nature is on its way. Have fun getting the marrage license this afternoon. I love you!

By cheryl mi on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 01:15 pm:

Thinking of my mother, Betty Beaudoin whose birthday is today. She would have been 76 years old. I think of you often & know you are in a better place where there is no pain & suffering for you. Rest in peace with our Lord who you had so much faith & love for. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! Also want to wish Laura a Happy Birthday who had hers yesterday.

By Laura, FL on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 01:26 pm:

Thanks mom, Happy birthday to grandma too. Love you.

By Laura, Fl on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 01:42 pm:

Happy Birthday to yourself to

By Ray Du Long on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 02:00 pm:

I like the scenery pictures on pasty.com I use them all the time on my desktop. I am originally from Hancock.
Thanks for the pics
Ray Du Long

By Candy, CA on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 02:59 pm:

Husband knew I was pining for the Keweenaw fall foliage this weekend, so he took me on a quick trip over the Sierra to see what this coast has to offer -- not bad at all. In fact, it's as gorgeous as the Yoop, just in a different way. And we did see snow over about 4,000 feet, left from last week's heavy storm. Skiers were out in force at the Donner Pass and Boreal ski areas. We've been here 4 years, so I might be ready to "go to the snow" now.

Here's what our colors look like:


By ert, GA on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 03:18 pm:

Beautiful shot, Candy.

Is that the Isle Royale boat tied up at a dock in the left of BridgeCam?

By Jimmer in Houghton on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 04:11 pm:


Yes, that is the Isle Royal Queen in Houghton. I don't know the details as to why, but you usually see her in town every Fall.

It was sort of neat the other day to see the Ranger, the Keweenaw Star and the Queen all in the bustling port of Houghton. ;-)

I just got back from a quick trip to Saginaw. Colors up here are much better than the parts of Northern Lower Michigan, etc. The golden colors of the tamaracks along the Seney Stretch were especially beautiful in contrast with the evergreens and greys of the bare trunks of the other trees.

Looks like they are doing a lot of clearing of trees along the Seney Stretch between the RR tracks and the highway. Anybody know what's going on there? My Dad's theory is that they are putting in fiber optic lines. Anybody know??


By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 04:49 pm:

Candy, CA... where is that? Beautiful picture! As is today's picture of the day!

By JJ MI on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 05:24 pm:

What Sarah the FL troll is refering to was a hike down the little carp river trail, in the hills, as the trail goes up and away from the river - before you'd come back down and encounter(crossing the river) trapper's falls (slide)...before - back up in the hills, in the hemlocks and wilderness virgin forest, a tree aprox 3 -3 1/2' in diameter apparently died and fell into the branches of the surrounding two (equal in beauty/age) trees and it appeared they were holding it up, as to not let go of a faithfull friend of 300 + years. If they could speak, what they have witnessed... The sound of a tree falling in the woods, Sarah mastered - as we were over at "Laughing Whitefish Falls" - awesome too - and walking behind a couple we met there - the sound a thebranches breaking and a loud thud in the distance, the newly found friends jumped and asked "what was that" to which the Fla troll responed - tree falling - a sound we heard in the Porkies previously...

By DM, Texas on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 05:44 pm:

Hi Cheryl,

MTU Football 8-0 !!!

See you in Ann Arbor.

By Roger on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 05:58 pm:

Thanks to all who passed along their kind comments on my photo. RD in Iowa - you are the best! :) The place in the picture would undoubtedly be the spot that Bob from DC so vividly remembers. I'm guessing it's about 7 miles north of Sidnaw - just accross the bridge. Speaking of Sidnaw, you gotta love this little town! Try the little diner in town - they won't let you down!

By Yoopers in Arkansas on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 05:59 pm:

Hello from the Yoopers in Arkansas, where today it is 81 and cloudy, colors are starting to turn here,but not nearly as vibrant as the colors in Michigan~!
Keep the beautiful fall color pics coming, we set a new screensaver several times a week with pics from pasty.com= )

By Roger on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 06:03 pm:

In reference to my posting: Looks like it was Rob from DC and not Bob! Sorry Rob!

By Candy, CA on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 06:23 pm:

Audrey, this is the North Yuba River by Sierraville, on Hwy. 49 just outside of Downieville. This is a wonderful drive -- kind of a long way for you for a day trip, but lots of neat places to stay overnight. We went from Lincoln to Auburn to Grass Valley, then northeast on 49 over the Sierra to US-80 at Truckee and back home. About 250 miles for us, but what a wonderful day it was! Too bad there isn't a Mariner West, 'cause we'd have stopped there for dinner!

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 06:37 pm:

Candy... thanks for the location! What a beautiful spot. That whole area where you were is beautiful (although I've never been on 49 north of Nevada City). I sent the picture to my husband and told him to guess where it was. He was guessing different places in the Keweenaw!!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 07:23 pm:

Wonderful fall colors, folks.

By Therese from just below the bridge on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 07:26 pm:

Candy, that photo is unbelievable! You are a truly talented photographer. How about moving here to Michigan and adding your works to the works posted on this website, like Roger's above?

By BN Wi on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 08:05 pm:

Speaking of Sidnaw Mich.
..It is the home town of Ben afleck's charecter in the movie Reindeer Games.

By Donna on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 08:29 pm:

DEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPP inhale.....ohhhhhhh yeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh...the smell is soooooooooooo good!!!! It's so earthy. So rugged, so clean....God it's good to live U.P. here!!!

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 11:35 pm:

Going up to L'Anse tomorrow for the funeral of a dear friend. Helen Saari, aged 87, died Tuesday of last week. Our sympathies to Glen, Paula and the girls. Just got back from Toronto, Ont. late last night. Long ride, almost 12 hours from Marquette to Toronto. Colors are really nice all the way from the Sault to Sudbury and down to Toronto. Had a very nice trip and a nice time playing at the dance. Sure is lots of Finlanders in Canada, 'eh? ;>)

By nl on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 06:48 am:


By maijaMI on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 06:56 am:

My sympathies to you, Ken and Mimi. Hard to say goodbye to a good friend. Treasure your memories.

By kosk in Toronto on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 07:09 am:

Yes, Ken, there are a lot of Finlanders in
Toronto. There's even a Finnish Lutheran
Church--Agricola Lutheran. Sorry about your
friend in L'Anse.

By Bob From Hubbell on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 08:16 am:

>By Roger on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 06:03 pm:
>In reference to my posting: Looks like it was Rob >from DC and not Bob! Sorry Rob!

;-) hey we both like the same place, so no harm no foul!

By Georgie MO on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 08:16 am:

Thanks for all the beautiful pictures. They are gorgeous!!! These are scenes I'd love to see outside my windows any time of the year. Thanks to everyone for sharing!

By Candy, CA on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 10:29 am:

Thanks so much for the lovely compliment, Therese from just below the bridge, but I'm lucky, not talented! I listen to Donn and try to get ideas, but this was truly Mother Nature's doing! I just happened on it... Lots of Finlanders in my area, too -- they moved out here to mine in Auburn, Grass Valley, Nevada City and north. There's even a pasty place in Grass Valley. Rocklin, 6 miles from me, is home to the Finnish Temperance Hall, and the town was founded by the Ruhkula family.

By Candy, Ca on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 12:35 pm:

ok dokie

By fy on Wednesday, October 27, 2004 - 12:33 pm:

I was wondering the same thing on the Seney stretch - I was thinking snowmobiles, until I realized how many trees they took out - my guess is a passing lane will be added.

By Terry B, Michigan on Tuesday, November 2, 2004 - 12:37 pm:

Beautiful pictures. Thank for the great photos, I went to MTU and the only thing I miss is the beauty of Fall colors

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 01:31 pm:

More beautiful pics. Thank you.

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