Apr 02-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: April: Apr 02-02
Spring runoff, Tobacco River    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Kelly Wenberg

Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 04:35 am:

Kelly Wenberg debuts today as a Pasty Camist, and we welcome a fresh look at current conditions in the Keweenaw.

The weatherman has been on a losing streak as far as forecasts are concerned. The past 5 or 6 days they called for snow or rain or mix. But we've enjoyed quite a bit of sunshine out on the peninsula. Not long before the sap starts running, too.

By the way, today the Michigan Tech Women's Hockey Team flies to Anchorage, Alaska, to a week of National final playoffs. Good luck Huskies!

By DM/Lake Linden on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 05:12 am:

Gorgeous shot of the old Tobacco River Kelly! Way to go!!

By MKW $Bay on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 06:52 am:

April 1 marks the opening of early steelhead fishing. Looks a little difficult from the river bank. I guess we'll have to play tourist and fish from the bridge if we can take the balmy temperatures. Great shot Kelly & welcome to Pasty camists

By Sue, Calumet on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 08:48 am:

Where is Tobacco River?

By Chris Harris on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 10:28 am:

Hey! Its sun and 53F here in Warminster P.A.
Make sure you say Hi to Danny Wenberg for me if you are related.

By Sharon Cibulka - Sterling Hts, Michigan - you know...Down State on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 10:28 am:

Kelly -

Way to go girl!!! We here down state are proud of you. What a beautiful picture. It's ugly down here and raining, nice to see something so serene and calming.

Keep up the great work!

By Bob, Green Bay on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 10:31 am:

Just north of Gay, Sue.

By Sarah, Rainy St. Clair Shores MI on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 11:54 am:

Stunning Shot!

By jodie on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 12:01 pm:

Hey Chris,

This is Dan's sister Jodie. I'll tell him you said hi and I'll try to e-mail you. He's still in MI but I'm in MD.

By Jodie on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 12:02 pm:

Oh yeah, and GREAT picture Kelly.

By joe, ny on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 12:03 pm:

absolutely amazing
way to go
top notch
a- number one

By Barb, IN on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 12:10 pm:

Super shot!

By rex in lower MI on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 02:18 pm:

Where is my fly rod????

By Ken from da UP on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 05:34 pm:

'Current' conditions? Just look at that current! :o) Just kidding, it is a pretty picture. Many, many years since I've seen the
Tobacco River. The Hungarian Creek/Falls up from Tamarack City must be impressive 'bout now. Anyone have a pic of them?

By eric, fl on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 06:21 pm:

Makes us Traprock natives homesick down here in Florida!!!!

By jj_greenville,mi on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 07:27 pm:

magnificent photo. the river's name, for the color of water? what a nice view, captured to enjoy later, whenever you want.

By K.B on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 07:35 pm:

Great picture mom!!!!!!!!!

By Jeff ,Adrian Mi. on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 10:47 pm:

A great fishing hole in the Fall...Wish I was there now.Nice Picture

By Matt, MI on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 - 05:07 am:

One Word:


By KarenP on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 - 09:27 am:

The colour is caused by the tannin and lignins leached from bogs. Many of the UP rivers are like this. The water is also very soft and so sometimes froth. Then it looks like rootbeer.

By Dan Ruonavaara North Pole Alaska on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 - 09:59 am:

Excellent picture! Reminds me of all the times I swam here as a kid. We lived here on the right bank of the river up until 1979. Make's ya kind of home sick, but still to cold to wade in the river now.

By Mike, White Lake, MI. on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 - 11:52 am:

Does dat river flow like dat in the summertime?

By Marc, offshore GoM on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 - 04:02 pm:

One day gone and I miss the Copper Country already. I flew out w/ the MTU Women's Hockey team, yesterday. They were pumped up and ready to go.

By Larry Sullivan Westland,Mi on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 - 05:21 pm:

That's a great picture Kelly I bet you have other great ones also,super job.Keep up the good work.

By M KOLEHMAINEN. SEATTLE WA. on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 - 07:36 pm:


By Lin SE lower MI on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 - 09:42 pm:

Great Picture. I don't know if you have heard this or where it came from but there is comfort in these words that someone once told me:
"No Winter Lasts forever...
No Spring skips its turn."
Somedays I have to just keep chanting this to myself. Hope it helps youse guys there.

By me on Thursday, April 4, 2002 - 05:00 am:

And there is some old Finnish saying:
The new snow is the death of the old.

Bring it on!

By Alex Tiensivu on Thursday, April 4, 2002 - 11:00 am:

This Tobacco Rive shot makes me drool to be back in Mohawk and Gay for a visit. Also, I thank the person who wrote me about it being here, after knowing how much I miss the U.P.

Does anyone else on this comment list know any of my relatives? (Tiensivu... Norman, Marvin, Hilda, Alex). How about the Keckonen's? Are they still in Gay? I believed they called my Uncle's brother, Cabby or Gabby.

It's so weird hearing from people who actually know my family.

Alex Tiensivu

By Vanessa Vencato on Thursday, April 4, 2002 - 04:39 pm:

Hey Awesome picture! It's very cool! Maybe you can get some more!

By RJW-WaMe on Thursday, April 4, 2002 - 08:09 pm:

Nice! Great picture. We're in Detroit now and was checking the pasty cam and was suprised to find another Wenberg putting pictures on the cam.

By Mike K, Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, April 4, 2002 - 10:14 pm:

Answer for Sue...Go to Gay, then turn north towards Lac LaBelle. About a mile north of Gay you'll cross the Tobacco River. Great steelhead fishing there at the mouth, just make sure you get there early to get the good holes. 4 AM is usually too late! Anyways, hope they don't run till I get home beginning of May.

By Krysta Bykkonen on Sunday, June 15, 2003 - 08:49 pm:

Hey, mom
That picture is awesome. Way to go girl! ur so cool i am so glad that u are my mom! everyone likes you (i think) anyways i guess i should get going now so um yeah bye
I love you tons!!!

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