Jul 02-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: July: Jul 02-03
Covered Road    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Matthew Nyland

Charlie at Pasty Central on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 11:06 am:

Have you taken a tour of the new guest gallery yet? Hundreds of photos have been published in growing selection of albums. One of the albums which caught my eye came from Matthew Nyland of Chandler, Arizona. Obviously Matthew has spent a lot of time in the Copper Country, with a wide variety of scenes around the area.

Speaking of new, the Fudgie Pastie people have a new web cam high above downtown Escanaba, with a super view of the Harbor. Check it out.

And another bit of news... Pasty Central pasties are now available in several locations for travelers coming to the Keweenaw. The Hilltop Restaurant would be a good stop on your way through L'Anse, or stop by for dinner at the Tamarack Inn in Copper Harbor, where you will find Pasty Central on the menu.

By Gal in Kalamazoo on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 11:15 am:

Beautiful shot! Thanks for sharing it. I just have to say that I'm headed for the U.P. this weekend and I'M SO EXCITED! Can't. . . even. . . work. . . Must. . . leave. . . NOW.

See you soon, Yooper Joe!! Lots of love.

By Rich Karl, WI on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 11:28 am:

Is this a pic of the Covered Road near Freda?

By danbury; germany on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 11:49 am:

in re Escabana Cam: Thnx for the info, charlie - enjoyed it! Looks like you got better weather up there - not too much sun. guess near the lake it won't be that hot. (?)

By HL, UP on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 11:51 am:

Yes, it is definitely Covered Road. Meant to take my friend from Virginia there, but never made it. She saw a million other beautiful places up here though...

By CJ, mi on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 11:58 am:

Is anyone familiar with the camp on the covered road once known as the clubhouse?

By Connie - Colorado on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 12:15 pm:

This web site is so great, yet it continues to improve everyday! I love the Escanaba Cam (Fudgie Cam)! The tree view is great on the search page, but could you please put back the last update date and time? So many wonderful features to check out... so little time!!

All these past-e-mailers going up for the 4th proves that the Copper Country is the only place to be on our country's birthday!

By Yooper Joe in GB, WI on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 12:19 pm:

Its hot here in Green Bay. Holly wha! Cant wait to see my Gal in Kalamazoo on Thursday. The weather in Escanaba is wonderful and the bay is like a giant bathtub right now. The jet skis are gased up and ready to glide over the water.
Just have one more day of work to get through and fun time begins for the next 5 days. Love ya Gal in Kazoo.

By Mr. Wheatman, South end on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 12:20 pm:

Ahh Covered Drive, an abundant haven of flora and fauna encompassing the thoroughfare with nature's awning, as it meanders amidst the timber. I have travelled the road habitually during the spring steelhead season, and am unremittingly daunted by the innate grandeur of said area indeed. Kudos on capturing the essence in full.


By Billy in Rochester, Minnesota on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 12:30 pm:

Yesterday I did tour the new guest gallery, found this picture and set it as my background, surprised I was to see it on the pasty cam today.

The Covered road has a nice downhill grade for biking to red-ridge.

By Bill, stuck in Illinois on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 01:05 pm:

While viewing pictures in the guest gallery, I saw pictures of Havens Falls. Where is that one? In 30 years of visiting the Twin Lakes area I have not heard of it but I do want to see it the next time I'm up there.

By Dave - Colorado on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 01:39 pm:

That is a great photo! It reminds me of some of the roads that wind their way through Pictured Rocks... When I look into that photo I can almost smell the woods!

By Connie - Colorado on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 01:47 pm:

Also remember, Dave, while you are whiffing out those woods you are also breathing the purest, most vitalizing air on earth!

By Steve, stuck in Il. too on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 02:20 pm:

Bill-Haven Falls is in a roadside park just outside Lac La Belle.

By Matthew, Az : on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 03:11 pm:

Thank you all for the comments on the pic. I was in the U.P. just a couple of weeks ago for Bridgefest. I forgot how much I miss it !!

More interesting shots, check out my gallery which will soon have some Arizona shots added to it !


By Barry Seymour on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 03:29 pm:

Makes me think of the road circling the Island (Presque Isle) in Marquette.

Hey, you Pasty-Cammers - anyone in Marquette willing to post some shots of my beloved and much-missed home town here? Many thanks in advance if that can happen...

By Pete Wi on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 03:33 pm:

Methinks there was a place on the covered road that was once a corporate retreat type of place. That may be the place you're thinking of CJ. I think it was later owned by a Christopherson who I believe was a prof at Tech.

By Constance Petersen on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 06:16 pm:

Hi Barry,

Fancy "seeing" you here. :-) I get to Marquette every couple of months. Next time I'm there, I'll try to remember to take some photos for you. Anything in particular that you'd like to see?


By John-Canton on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 09:51 pm:

Took the covered road in May in our visit. Had
sort of forgot about it since they put in the
Atlanic bypass. Truly a fine pic of this great

By Marsha, Genesee and Aura on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 10:30 pm:

Pasty Central pasties at the Hilltop? Yes!!!

By Gary, CO on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 10:51 pm:

I think I remember a camp called the "Clubhouse" that was actually located on the inlet end of the Redridge Dam backwaters. I don't believe it was very fancy. Access to get to it was off the covered road, though. My family always called this road "The Green Road", for obvious reasons. I suppose we'd have to call it "The White Road" if we visited in winter.

By Mary Lou on Thursday, July 3, 2003 - 10:46 am:

Escanaba Greetings.....ck out the Esky web cam and you can see the old historic "House of Ludington"...it is the large white bldg in the background,and it overooks Lake Michigan...it is a lovely old hotel and has an elegant dining room and gardens.....the brown brick building in the forground is the State office bldg (why we moved to Escanaba).. overcast today and nice and cool...Happy Fourth of July!!!!

By From the FudgiePastie Cam on Thursday, July 3, 2003 - 11:14 am:

Almost Live
Looks like it's a little soggy today in Escanaba.

Barry Seymour on Thursday, July 3, 2003 - 04:28 pm:

Constance: McCarty's Cove... Anything Lake Superior .... Downtown Marquette ... the Chocolay River by Green Bay Street in Harvey ... the beach on M-28 ... shots from Mount Marquette...

The list goes on and on...

By Dave - Colorado on Thursday, July 3, 2003 - 05:51 pm:

Hey Barry Seymour!!
Are you related to John Seymour who graduated from Marquette High School about 1974?? and by the way, I sent Charlie a photo for you to identify... if he posts it...

By Marc, Tamarack City on Friday, July 4, 2003 - 12:57 am:

Hey Mr. Wheatman,
I know where your going, if your driving covered road for Steelhead. See you in the Salmon Trout!! The salmon were great last fall...

By Nels Christopherson, MI on Sunday, July 6, 2003 - 01:12 am:

To cj,mi and Gary,CO--Yes there was and is a camp on the covered road called the clubhouse. I am the owner currently(and for the last 28 years)!

It is located about 3/4 mile off the Covered Road on a two rut road that actually was the railroad spur that ended up being the railraod tracks that went over the dam. Today the camp(clubhouse) is in excellent shape and my favorite place in the world. Outside the sauna are some cedar chairs and swing that overlook the backwaters of the Redridge Dam and the view is priceless.

Love to hear any history about the place....

Nels Christopherson-
nels@mtu.edu or

By old on Monday, November 3, 2003 - 09:53 pm:

great pic,I like it

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