Mar 22-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: March: Mar 22-06
Uphill climb    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Carl Shroeder
Base of the falls    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Carl Shroeder

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 07:15 am:

Carl Shroeder and a friend, recently tackled an icy climb at the Hungarian Falls located near Tamarack City, just off M-26. When the falls are this frozen you're best off having a pair of those snowshoes with the teeth that'll bite into the snow to get up those steeper spots. Nice thing about reaching that spot while the falls are still encased in ice, is that you can say you made it to the base of the falls without getting wet. I've never used the poles when snowshoeing, but I'll bet they help quite a bit on a climb such as this. With Spring right around the corner the water will be running there again soon!


Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 07:37 am:

Absolutely great shots today. I especially like the summer one where you can see the falls and the swimming hole. A lot of kids spent many days there during the summer. It was a great place to cool off. Have a great day everyone!

By Randall Ollila (Rwolli) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 07:37 am:

Morning All.
Great shots capturing the seasons of the year. Enjoy the day everyone.

By Tom Karjala (Tom) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 08:33 am:

I used to hike into Hungarian Falls over 50 years ago when it wasn't so well known. There were no established trails; you hiked where you thought was the best route. It was a great place then and still is.
What about Houghton Doublas? Douglas Houghton? Completely off limits?

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 09:04 am:

In the 50's we swam in the Bluff and would hand fish for the speckies...We had a personal tour and I believe for liability reasons the Douglas Houghton Falls is still closed to the public.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 09:30 am:

Beautiful pics :) What I wouldn't give to be in the UP playing in the snow...instead of sitting at my computer working today. Sigh.

By kzoocathy (Loulou) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 09:36 am:

Love the waterfalls!! Frozen or not!! Wish I could be there when
the water begins to "flow" again, love that "noise"!

By Sdcferndale (Sdcferndale) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 12:46 pm:

I remember living in Tamarack and going to the Bluff with my sisters and/or my friend Joyce. We'd have to make noises so the boys that were skinny dipping would hear us and say "Wait, don't come up yet", so they could dress. Great memories.

Last time I was up I took my hubby to see the Douglas Houghton falls but no water was running. It was pretty treacherous if you got close to the edge and that was over 10 years ago. I can see why it's closed to the public.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 01:14 pm:

We thought we had re-found the path to Douglas Houghton last summer. We went back the trail to a chainlink fence with a sign on it that said the falls were closed due to severe erosion. I'm glad I was able to see the falls several years ago. It's amazing to walk back the trail over flat land, and all of a sudden there's this huge drop! Not a place to take small children. Of course, my husband is not a child (well, maybe in some ways) and he fell down the falls into a patch of poison ivy before we were married. He wasn't hurt by the fall, but was in the hospital with poison ivy for ten days! Years later he was in again after pulling vines off our trees (yes, poison ivy), also for ten days. I have a few old pics of the falls in my gallery (Marsha Galbraith) and a new pic of the sign.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 01:51 pm:

When I see the pictures of the falls and the bluff I remember what a wonderful childhood that I had. I spent many days skinny dipping in the pool with Mike Ziemenic and cooking the small fish that we caught over a open fire up on top of the falls. I still have the salt/pepper shaker that had lids on it so you could carry it in your pocket. Also have the boyscout knife that was so handy. Not only wish I could be by the falls but wish I was skinny again.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 02:33 pm:

Great pictures.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 05:13 pm:

Eddyfitz, Are you Ed Chaput from Hubbell? Brother to Art.

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 06:58 pm:

Mikie...if you're as good a cook as it sounds from your entries, you couldn't be skinny. I've often said I don't know if I'm a good cook because I love to eat. Or do I overeat because I'm a good cook :>

By Gordon Schmitt (Gordy) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 07:25 pm:

Last summer when I was there, I think July, you could have stood under the falls and not gotten wet, I think I could have got more water out of my garden house. It was much better when I got back up in October, of course when I was there, they had the most rain all summer. I was out with the ATV afterwards thinking I was going to get so muddy, but most the rain just soaked right in.

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 09:10 pm:

•••• thats beutiful

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 09:12 pm:

i ment to say darn thats beautiful

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 09:14 pm:

not dam thats beautiful

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 09:18 pm:

Ms. Katie, I made spagetti today and the whole time I was thinking of poor Marc out in the ocean eating cheeseburgers with eggs in the middle. Can't get that picture out of my mind. I try to make something different evry day but don't allways succeed. My granddaughter wanted to go for a ride tonight so we went to Sears to by a lazer light to put up the pictures of the grandkids that Precious wanted done last month. I am so sick of this winter without snow and cold. Looking forward to sixties soon.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 10:06 pm:

Michael: The sixties will never be back! The days of Led Zeppelin, Cream, the Doors are OVER! Get used to it!

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 10:33 pm:

Hey, I've got Cream playing in the background right now! Long live the 60's!!

Mikie, today was a good day. While there were fish heads swimming in broth at the noon meal (breakfast for people on my shift-can u imagine seeing fish heads on your way to getting your morning coffee?), Dinner (lunch for me) consisted of tacos with all the trimmings:) Even sour cream only a couple weeks past its freah date. Man, I love Mexican food.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 10:49 pm:

Cream's Crossroads is the greatest rock song of all time.

That sour cream must really be old to be past it's fresh date! Good night all.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 11:22 pm:

The sixties rocked, unfortunatly I don't remember much of them it all is in a fog. Once in a while I get a flashback,but they are even foggy. Met and married Precious during that time and it has lasted for forty years come this September 24, boy what a ride. Marc I love mexican food, Royal Oak has a great mexican restaurant we were ther for Kelly my daughter in laws birthday, had one taco and a combination plate with a burito and a fried something with beef and sour cream and beans.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 11:22 pm:

Marc, Sounds like the food aboard the ship is a great diet plan ;) And fish heads any time of day would have me hanging over the side of the ship.
Mikie, Enjoy your lasar light. I needed one of those for hanging pictures, so I got one for hubby for a gift...and I love it. Come to think of it, that's how I got my cordless drill...sander...and the rest of my tools. I just waited for a holiday and gave them to hubby as gifts.
So one year, he decided that he wanted one of those power paint rollers...wrapped it up and gave it to me for a birthday present. He learned the hard way that it don't work like that. Very bad move. ;)

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 11:35 pm:

Yes, it does sort of work like a diet except for the cookies, chips and what-not, laying around. This morning I had my mid-trip check-up with the medic and it was mostly good news-loosing weight since coming aboard, cholesterol and all that in good shape. Three more weeks and I'll be in perfect shape to eat like a pig when I get home to my wife's wonderful cooking (mine, too!)

Yeah, your hubby learned the hard way. I did the same once upon a time and now its all jewels and furs (sort of)

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 11:36 pm:

Surser, I bought my wife a Jeep Wrangler one year and she would drive my company car while I drove her Jeep. She was just a little peeved about it. Was the longest year for me. Precious now drives a Chrysler and I am back in her good graces.

By Bob Tiura (Bobtiura) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 11:45 pm:

How do you know when sour cream has gone bad?

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 11:59 pm:

Hei Seismic Pirate, I remember seeing fish heads in da mojaka (fish stew) that my mother made when friends would give her fish for us to eat. We had it so often I still don't eat ANY fish. Well, maybe a can of tuna every so often. :o) I don't like Chinese or Mexican or spicey foods either. I DO like pasties and meat loaf etc. etc. Cakes and pies, cookies etc., so I'm not skinny at all. Back to yesterday, I enjoyed the pic of the wave breaking over the bow. When I sailed aboard the E.L. Ryerson, one trip across Lake Superior going west, the waves were breaking over the bow and going OVER the radar antenna atop the pilothouse! Talk about HOLY WAH! I also lived in Tamarack Mills as a teen-ager. Spent lots of time at the Hungarian Falls, too.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 12:15 am:

Mikie, Hubby got me my truck for my birthday one dang present he ever got me. I was jumping up and down in the driveway, all excited, "if you got me a truck...just for my birthday, then I can't wait to see what you get me for Christmas" :)
Marc, That's called fasting...not dieting :)
Bob, Thanks for the chuckle. My theory with sour cream, is if it seperates, then it's gone bad...and you need to stir it up a little bit so no one knows. Also throwing some chives it in helps :)
One time, I put some sour cream on the table, and it had more chives in it, then sour cream. Hubby looked at me and asked, "so exactly how many weeks old is this stuff?"

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 12:15 am:

I have never minded the rough weather much except one of the hurricanes I got caught in off the Grand Banks in the North Atlantic-Irene, I think. Trying to make port, we sailed by a platform who radioed they were measuring 24 meter (78 foot) waves.

Seven decks up, those seas (side seas if you can imagine) were breaking over the wheelhouse green water. I learned how to walk on the bulkheads in a companionway that night and for a few hours it didn't look like we would make it. Pretty much since then, nothing bothers me. btw, nobody took pictures that night :p
I have had a couple of captains who also worked Superior and they both said the same thing-never again!

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 12:24 am:

I wish I had some good seafarin stories, any one interested in how to remove a splinter from your finger?

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 12:36 am:

I'm always lookin for a better way to remove em from my kid's fingers. They hate the Leatherman or the Buck knife...

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 12:42 am:

put glue over the splinter and when you peel the glue off it takes the splinter with it

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 12:53 am:

Oh man is that good!!!!

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 12:58 am:

painless also

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 07:11 am:

Sur5er, You think you gave me a chuckle about it being hump day, but I cracked up when I read about your presents to the hubby. Why haven't I thought of that? What a great idea! You need something around the house, get it for the hubby as a present. Brilliant! I'm sure I can think of many things that I need. A couple of years ago I got myself a tool kit to me from me. I love it and my hubby laughs at my little hammer but it's just right for me.
Marc, I can't imagine being on a ship in waves like that. We took our boat years ago out to Jacobsville and crossed over to a beach in L'Anse. That about scared the crap out of me to be so far out on Superior cuz I was afraid of a storm coming up. And when we were on Michigan and traveled out to Washington Island I was no better. Nope, seafaring is not for me I'm afraid. More power to you and to anybody who does that.
Ken, Fish heads in stew? EWWWW!!! I too don't like anything spicy, Mexican, or Chinese either. Give me good old regular American food. I do love fish though. Pretty much any kind of fish and seafood is okay by me. Lobsterfest sounds pretty darn good right about now or any time. Holy Wah is right!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 07:18 am:

Marsha, Yeah, the last time we snuck into the Douglas Houghton Falls area it was bad too, but we didn't have any small children. I remember being young and finding a path to take all the way to the bottom. Kids are fearless. It'd be nice if there could be some kind of barrier around it to make it safer for the public. But I heard that it's under private ownership now and that's why they won't let anybody in.
Michael, You can listen to 60's music all you want. My husband and I do too. There's some good stuff.
And sour cream old or new is NOT good. Sorry!

By Edward &Dolores Fulcher (Eddee) on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 01:21 pm:

Dee in Cols,OH

Where is the Yooper?? Miss the great pics...

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