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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 07:30 am:

In the 1998 photo, which area school system were the students from? (hint: a link on the Pasty Cam page will lead to the answer)

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 07:32 am:

Would that be Lake Linden???


By sunnyinNM (Bob) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 07:34 am:

Good morning. Calumet HS.

Try again

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 07:36 am:

Correction, Ontonagon!!

First Post

By Pat & Glenda (Gormfrog) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 07:42 am:

He who can take advice is mostly
superior to him who can give it.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 08:35 am:

Good morning! Well, we had our long weekend in the CC and it was spectacular as always!!! The colors were so much more beautiful than they are around here. They wind up blowing off the trees before they get to be that colorful. I took so many pictures. Every time I'd look up on the trip, I saw something else that would make a gorgeous shot. Unfortunately, on the way UP, it was raining. The sun would have made the pictures much more spectacular. When we left there yesterday, it was sunny and 72. When we hit the Wisconsin border, it started raining and the temperature continued to drop as it rained nearly all the way back. So, when we got home, it was sunny, but the temp was only 52. However, gas prices here are only $2.69. ONLY isn't quite the right word, but when you see the prices all the rest of the way, it's quite good.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 08:58 am:

Good Morning! Yesterday here, 76 and sunny, today, 60 and sunny. Got to love living in the midwest!!!

By Jacob Emerick (Jpemeric) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 09:02 am:

Good morning! First time poster here - so please be easy on me. Anyways, I had a great fall weekend in the UP, mostly hanging out on the McCormick Tract and Mulligan Plains area. The colors were great, and the waterfalls along Yellow Dog and Mulligan Creek were fantastic. We made it a decent stretch on Mulligan before turning around, but I was wondering if there were more waterfalls around that area. We did find some along Stager Creek (though they were pretty dry) as well as plenty of cascading ones on Mulligan, but I was wondering if there are any on Cole's Creek, Wildcat Canyon Creek, or further up on Mulligan (we went approximately a mile upstream from the 'bridge'). I was hoping on heading back there to see Rocking Chair Lakes and maybe a few more falls - that area is truly unique and beautiful. Thank you for any help!

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 09:08 am:

Glad you guys made it back OK. Warning for all up here, Houghton has a few road closings today to take down the skywalks so if possible avoid downtown for your sanity.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 09:09 am:

Just wanted to let everyone know that Sunday was an awesome program on the National geographic Channel about the Naica Caves in Mexico. These are the caves with the enormous crystals inside. I wasn't sure if it was going to be re-broadcast, but it will be back on 4 more times including tonight:

Tue Oct 14 10 PM
Wed Oct 15 1 AM
Sun Oct 19 2 PM
Tue Oct 21 6 PM
(Thanks to Bob Jewell for posting the times in the Geology thread.)

If you have the chance (and you get NatGeo), by all means watch it........

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 10:06 am:

I ordered my DVD from Neil today and I can not wait to get it. :O)))

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 03:12 pm:

thanks for the tip, eclogite. I've got my DVR set to record it.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 03:18 pm:

Hi all! Today's discussion includes several mentions of Lake Linden. If anyone sees Steve DeLong, please say "Hi" to him for me. I spoke with him 2 or 3 weeks ago when he was down here (Lansing area) for his grandmother's funeral. Thank you.

By Bugsy (Bugsyrocker) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 04:34 pm:

For those of you who aren't familiar with the Big Boy Graveyard in Negaunee... take a look!


Absolutely hilarious!

I made it there yesterday to take a few photos. It also happened to be what was probably the most beautiful day of October!

By kathie Murto (Murtomania) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 05:53 pm:

Sure glad I got my pictures of the skywalks in Houghton before they took them down. We had a great visit in Houghton the first week of Sept. BEAUTIFUL. Thanks to everyone who suggested the Super 8 hotel, perfect!

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 06:57 pm:

Welcome back Debs! Sounds like you had a great time. Good for you!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 07:16 am:

Yup, Kathie. The Super 8 is the perfect place to stay in Houghton. The view is wonderful and the motel is good too.

I really missed those skywalks in Houghton and had wished I'd have gotten pics of them in August when we were there. But at the time, I didn't know they were coming down. How empty it looks without them. My 100 year old aunt lives at the Douglas House Apts., and when we left there it just didn't feel right.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 11:49 am:

those skywalks in Houghton:

Back in my days at MTU I thought they were really quite a clever innovation — including the rather ugly ones running along the back of the downtown buildings (on the canal side); are those are either already long gone or being removed now as well?

They might not have been "elegant" but they sure were functional, allowing one to walk from virtually any store to any other without slogging through the weather, much like an indoor shopping mall! Copper Country ingenuity in action!

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 12:41 pm:

Frank, the only ones removed were the 3 that crossed over the roads. 2 on Shelden and one over Isle Royale at the Library. You have a nice clear view down the street now and can see the powerhouse, not to mention that light isn't obstructed anymore. It looks more like it would have years ago. I had mixed feelings at first too but now I think I like it.

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