May 17-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: May: May 17-10
Black River Falls    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Steve Bashaw
Over the edge    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Steve Bashaw
Swirling water    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Steve Bashaw

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, May 17, 2010 - 07:52 am:

The Black River Falls is located near Ishpeming and not too far down the road from where Steve Bashaw and his wife Laurie, live. They recently went exploring and enjoyed a splendid view of the falls there. It looks like someone cut a path right through the rocks, so the water can rush down the 30 ft. drop, along with a few tree trunks, too. I don't know about you, but I like the tree trunks in the mix, it adds more dimension to the falls and diverts the water in different ways, then too. Then the water swirls and swishes further down the river to travel on its way. Too bad Steve's photos don't have sound embedded in them... I bet there was some volume to the splashing going on

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, May 17, 2010 - 07:58 am:

Very nice!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, May 17, 2010 - 08:28 am:

Extremely cool! I wondered if Steve would get his pictures in there today!!!

Way to go, Steve!!!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, May 17, 2010 - 09:10 am:

Very nice pictures today! I bet it was a sight to see the tree trunks take their dive!

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, May 17, 2010 - 09:12 am:

Reminds me of Black River Falls in Wisconsin.

Wandering yoopers travel update: Edie and I spent the night in North Platte, Nebraska, not making much progress getting back to the Keweenaw. We had a tire explode in Wyoming yesterday, took awhile to get back on the road. Anybody know a good tire store in North Platte? We need a new spare before resuming our trek.

By elm (Grampy) on Monday, May 17, 2010 - 09:21 am:

There is another shelter challenge starting today:)

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Monday, May 17, 2010 - 09:55 am:

Good luck Charlie and Edie. Why does stuff always happen while traveling, on Sundays!? But this is a good time of year to travel out west. Enjoy. Better luck the rest of the way home!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, May 17, 2010 - 01:23 pm:

I love the Black River Falls! Thank you for the beautiful photos!

Charlie, I hope you and Edie manage to find a spare in North Platte! I don't remember how big that town is. I do know that it can be pretty scary to have a tire blow out from under you, as we had one blow out from under me, (I was in the back seat and it was on the left rear axle) while my Dad was pulling his double-axled Airstream trailer. The one good thing about that is that an off-duty Dallas policeman (it was about an hour north of Dallas) came to help change the tire because he had a trailer just like it. Back then, Airstream owners looked out for one another. That explosion scared the devil out of me at the time, though. It took me a day to agree to drive the car/trailer combo again (my Mom never did pull the trailer). I'm glad that you both were apparently ok, no injuries, etc!

By Marge Roberts (Fluffyyellow) on Monday, May 17, 2010 - 03:23 pm:

Dag! All those vacations in Ishpeming, and I never saw those falls. (I used to ride the ferry.)

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, May 17, 2010 - 03:28 pm:

Beautiful pictures.

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Monday, May 17, 2010 - 03:41 pm:

Lovin' those pictures! Never heard of those falls before this! Thanks.

By DARRELL C OINAS (Northwind) on Monday, May 17, 2010 - 04:41 pm:

where is my fishing pole.

By James Alain (Charlevoix) on Monday, May 17, 2010 - 05:40 pm:

re North Platte......while you were dealing with automotive issues, it's too bad you didn't have time to visit the Union Pacific RR's Bailey Yard and the Golden Spike Tower. North Platte is the busiest rr location on the planet, over 150 trains pass thru North Platte every 24 hours. The Bailey Yard is the world's largest rail classification yard. Over 10,000 rr cars pass THRU every 24 hours and another 4000 to 5000 are sorted as trains are broken up and remade, every day.

By Laurie B. (Ratherberiding) on Monday, May 17, 2010 - 06:31 pm:

Thanks for all of your kind comments about the falls pictures. The falls are a little off the beaten path. If anyone heard of the big fire a year ago, they are down that way. We had recently bought a new camera and I was getting a photography lesson. Wish I were a better student!
It was a fun day.

By Pam & Jim - Calumet (Pjgrill) on Monday, May 17, 2010 - 09:30 pm:

Remember to vote tomorrow, vote for the CCHS, the voting actually begin today.

By Richard Wieber (Dickingrayling) on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 12:29 am:

Pigrill Thanks for the reminder, but I don't have the address, do you?

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 08:01 am:

How do you post for the new day?

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 08:16 am:

It's a new day???

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