Apr 02-12

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2012: April: Apr 02-12
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Photos by Joe Kirkish
Wooden walkway    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Joe Kirkish
Along the river    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Joe Kirkish
Smaller falls    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Joe Kirkish
Powerful flow    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Joe Kirkish

Richard J. (Dick_fl) on Monday, April 2, 2012 - 08:13 am:

I was going to knock and ask if anybody is home but I will wait a bit. Have a nice day!

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, April 2, 2012 - 08:43 am:

The fast melt of most of our snow here in the U.P., along with recent rains, have really made for some great viewing of the area falls. Joe Kirkish was recently on his way back from Marquette and he decided it was a good time to stop and check out the Canyon Falls, about 15 miles south of L'Anse. He described it so well, there was nothing I could say to improve upon it, so I'm going to turn the notes over to Joe:

"I stopped at the Canyon Falls - closed yet, but I found other cars parked outside the gate, so I just went in - and breaking the law was worth it.

These are not easy falls to photograph, but the ambiance of the whole area is what makes it special: the wildness of the trees that run to the shore, the flat rocks, the mineral color as the late afternoon sun comes through, the textures of the trunk roots that are so close to the surface, the smell of spring in the air and the sound of the water that never ends - it's really wonderful. I hope (after they clear the clutter of fallen trees from the path) others will be able to get down there while it's flowing so richly.
Thanks, Joe, for the pictorial tour and the description to accompany it... I swear I could smell the smells and hear that water rushing as I read your account of the visit.
mickill mouse (Ram4) on Monday, April 2, 2012 - 09:03 am:

Does the walkway, if you wil, go all the way to the waterfall?

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Monday, April 2, 2012 - 09:20 am:

At first blush I thought that was an Outhouse.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Monday, April 2, 2012 - 10:02 am:

Richard J., LOL!;)
Oh, I love these scenes...so peaceful. Wish I had a wooden sidewalk like that out to my garage!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, April 2, 2012 - 10:49 am:

Those are gorgeous photos this morning, thank you. I especially like the one called Smaller Falls; I just might make that my desktop photo, replacing the one I have of the Grand Teton Mountains. Also, I am really happy to see the wooden ramp, which will make the area accessible to so many more people! I am handicapped, myself, so I would not be able to walk back there without a ramp, to at least reduce uneven ground. It makes it much safer for all!

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:17 pm:

Me too Marianne.I thought the same thing about the ramp. One never knows the struggles of someone who even only uses a cane. On a recent bus trip to Florida I had to pass on several points of interest because of the walking and rushing down there. Everyone was very thoughtful for me. But I missed several places because of it. And it was a senior center trip. Found out I didn't miss much at the "Fountain of Youth" as no one came out of there feeling or looking any younger :>) But I still have trouble trying to do stuff that just aren't easy to do any more.

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:47 pm:

I'm with ya Kay...I have MS and walking is a huge issue for me too....cane or no cane....

By Richard Wieber (Dickingrayling) on Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:56 pm:

Donna, Kay, Shirley---You may or may not be Finns but you sure seem to have SISU!! Good for you! By God's grace I can still get around. Hope I'll have your guts when it's my turn.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, April 2, 2012 - 03:17 pm:

These photos would make a nice relaxation video.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Monday, April 2, 2012 - 03:43 pm:

Marianne, Donna, and Kay, I have to use 2 canes and every step is a struggle, so that wooden sidewalk would be not only a beauty but a necessity. And to think, I used to run.:(
Richard I hope you never reach this point. BTW, I'm mostly Irish.;)

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Monday, April 2, 2012 - 09:12 pm:

Shirley. I'd love to be Finn. But the three quarters Irish and a quarter French-Canadian is roudy enough thank you. Mom alway said the French-Canadian part was the onery part.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, April 2, 2012 - 11:41 pm:

Sorry to be posting this so late, but Joe Kirkish sent me this to answer the question on the walkway:

"The walkway is an on-again, off-again arrangement. Most of the path is quite accessible, but when it becomes a little rough, the walkway is there to aid you. So the entire walk, unless you decide to take little side "trips", is easy to traverse."

By Melodie Hayes (Herblady) on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 05:30 am:

Photos remind me a lot of Piers Gorge near Norway, MI. Another great Yooper place!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 08:35 am:

Thank you for the additional information on the handicapped accessibility,Joe Kirkish and Mary! That is important to a number of us, who have various mobility issues. :-)

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