Mar 02-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: March: Mar 02-01
Walking on water at McLain State Park    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jonathan Hopper

Charlie at Pasty Central on Friday, March 2, 2001 - 09:31 pm:

Keweenaw thrill seeker Paul Roberts walked about 250 feet out on the ice to check this formation. The Pasty Cam caught him carefully testing his footing, as there was some undulation of the surface... not as serious as they saw in Seattle this week, but cause for concern.

It's like the surface of another planet out there on Superior: caves and crevasses, cracks and even open water. This crystallization appears as though there was a sudden cold snap when surf was up.

So far on the Cam this winter, Paul has been snow shoeing, roof sledding, and now - ice surfing. What next?

look outpick 'em up

EMH, Tx on Saturday, March 3, 2001 - 12:16 am:

I remember as a young girl going to McLain Park during the winter and seeing a wave just like that. I was so amazed and I will never forget it. I always tell people that on Lake Superior the waves freeze while in motion.
I wonder what Paul will do next. The roof sledding takes the cake. Too funny. Tell him not to quit his day job.

By Oldguy,New York on Saturday, March 3, 2001 - 08:54 am:

He should be on that MTV show Jack---

By Peter, TX on Saturday, March 3, 2001 - 09:02 am:

I show pictures like this to my students in Texas; might as well be on the moon!

By Sam Austin on Saturday, March 3, 2001 - 10:28 am:

I too try to share with friends in Alabama, they wonder why do people have to even live there, are they being punished or something ? (to funny). Thank God it's not for everyone !!!

By Alice Neilson, Ventura, CA on Saturday, March 3, 2001 - 10:41 am:

Yes, I show the pictures to my co-workers, and all they can see or think of is how COLD it looks, they seem to miss the beauty of it all! Now this one of the frozen wave is fantastic, and maybe they can appreciate it since the waves on the Pacific are a daily sight here. I have told them that the waves get really high. Now they can see for themselves.

I drive to work in Santa Barbara along the ocean and one of the surfers sometimes asks if the surf is up, or how did the waves look. Now this is a wave!

By The Wild Roof Sledder on Saturday, March 3, 2001 - 11:22 am:

EMH, I work nights so I don't have a day job. :-) I guess my day job is wandering the Keweenaw.

By DAR on Saturday, March 3, 2001 - 12:06 pm:

I LOVE to see Paul out there. Seeing the pictures helps me to know he is still alive after the adventure. Plus it brings him a little closer to home than the 14 hours that stretch between us. Love you my Northern Nomad-Mom

By Bill Penprase,Ca. on Saturday, March 3, 2001 - 01:34 pm:

Great picture! I was wondering why Jonathan and Paul were out on the ice, then I looked at George's Eagle Harbor site and it all came together. Seems that the wolves like to go out on the ice in the early Spring. I thought they referred to the four legged type but, having met Jonathan, perhaps that drive extends to the human wolf also. Something to think about? :)

By AMS on Saturday, March 3, 2001 - 02:21 pm:

Paul, I wondered why anyone would want to live in the Snow belt but, after seeing the fun you are having I understand. Grampa and I love seeing your escapades. Love you
from Gramma for both

By Marshall Dillon on Saturday, March 3, 2001 - 11:39 pm:

I demand a retraction! This is clearly an out-take from THEM!(the 1954 SciFi Film Classic)
A memorable allegorical movie in which radioactively-enlarged ants nearly conquer the Southwest but for the efforts of stoic FBI Agent James Arness and British-trained entomology professor Sir Edmund Gwenn.
Ahhh...early Post-WWII Hollywood!

By Sister-in-law, MI on Monday, March 5, 2001 - 08:38 am:

Paul, we miss you here but wouldn't want you to give up all the fun you are the way, when will you start thawing out up there?

By Paul, Hancock, MI on Monday, March 5, 2001 - 10:27 pm:

Sister-in-law, That's a good question. Couldn't tell you.

By Tim Wells, Grand Rapids MI on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 - 08:27 pm:

Paul these pictures are awesome!

By L square on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 07:51 am:

Don't grow up! Life isn't as much fun then!
Wish I was home to play too! Keep it up!

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