Oct 02-00

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2000: October: Oct 02-00
Summit Peak - Porcupine Mountains    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Dan Urbanski

Dan Urbanski, Silver City, U.P. on Monday, October 2, 2000 - 08:40 am:

Here is the autumn version of a view from Summit Peak in the Porkies that appeared on the Pasty Cam last May. I took this just before I lost my grip on my camera, sending it down an 80 foot cliff. I had a heck of a time getting down that cliff, then an even more difficult search for it. There were dozens of possible places where it could have come to rest. Just about to give up, then there it was - scuffed and battery-less. I powered it up with some spares and it worked! All I had to do was clean some hemlock pitch from the lens and things are peachy.

Memorial Day this year
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Joan Wilson on Monday, October 2, 2000 - 09:59 am:

Looks like the Porkies are in full color
for nature lovers! Love this place!! Dan,
good thing you didn't drop that camera
over the edge at the escarpment...THAT
would be a climb and a half!! And aren't you
lucky the camera was still "ticking"!!
Just goes to prove that some people are
luckier than others...you definitely are!

By Jon Jacobson on Monday, October 2, 2000 - 03:28 pm:

Dan..., are you throwing your camera in the air for these shots or do you really climb the mountain? :o)

Breathtaking image as always!!

By Eileen Craddock, Ohio on Monday, October 2, 2000 - 08:03 pm:

Excellent photo - I have always wanted to see this view with the colored leaves. Thanks Dan, as always.

By M on Monday, October 2, 2000 - 10:30 pm:

I miss my U.P.! I'm downstate for college, and that's the one thing I'm really missing right now, the colors.

By Bee Howard on Monday, October 2, 2000 - 11:01 pm:

ONLY in the UP.....such diversity, summer fall winter, spring...it's all God's Country Too beautiful for words!

By John DeHut Des Moines IA on Monday, October 2, 2000 - 11:27 pm:

Great Shot. Wanted to get up for the color's, but didn't work out. I heard they were not the best this year, but this shot proves that wrong!
Heading out to N.H. in a week, New England, does't have anything on the U.P.! ( More Traffic!) Dan I want your job!!!!

By Renee from IL on Tuesday, October 3, 2000 - 04:24 am:

Thanks Dan for the great picture! I had been wanting to see what the Porkies look like right about now and thanks to you it is like I am there!! This picture is definately going to be my computer wallpaper for awhile!!
Best wishes,
Renee from IL

By Duane Whittingham, Macomb, IL on Tuesday, October 3, 2000 - 04:35 am:

Wow, that is cool and beautiful. Ive been there but not when it looked like that. Great pix. I hope to go back there in a year or two. -Duane

By Mike, TX on Tuesday, October 3, 2000 - 12:09 pm:

Heaven on earth, what a great shot! There is a fun poem about the U.P. that the BIG MAC ( The Mackinaw Bridge) was built so the Trolls (people who live in lower MI) would have a way to get to heaven. Those colors are so beautiful. Thanks for your web site, I really look forward everyday to see a view of the Superior Pennisula.

Mike S. of MI

By Nancy on Tuesday, October 3, 2000 - 04:25 pm:

Headed for the U.P. on Thursday after flying in
from California...looks like I'll be in time for
the colors....thanks so much for keeping our
spirits fed with the color of the land. Heard
it's supposed to snow this weekend??? Hope you
enjoyed Indian Summer.

By Babe, OK on Wednesday, October 4, 2000 - 08:35 am:

As a lonesome Michigander (even if I am a Troll), that picture really makes me homesick for the whole State. It was 92 here yesterday - they don't even know what Fall is. Keep up the great work. Your site is the first thing I check in the morning.

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