Mar 28-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: March: Mar 28-06
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Photo by Steve Haagen

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 05:57 am:

Spring temperatures have arrived in the Keweenaw! Photos like this one from Steve Haagen give us proof of the warm up, with this river bare of ice and the banks alongside beginning to come out of hibernation. This is a wonderful time of year to get outdoors, with the sun making everything look brighter and warmer. It always amazes me that if you get a temperature of 45 to 50 in the Spring, everyone is raving about what a nice day we're having. Take that same temperature in the Fall and it feels cold, along with everyone's interpretation of what kind of day it is.

By Randall Ollila (Rwolli) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 06:50 am:

Morning All.
Thanks for the picture Steve. To me, this is one of those pictures that conjures up the memories of being there and you can 'Feel it, Smell it and Taste it, lo even being these many miles away. Enjoy the day everyone.

By Joe (Jhurl) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 06:51 am:

Yes the weather downstate is showing signs of real spril type weather. With the mild weather we had downstate I was able to get alot of thing done to my RV getting ready to head acroos the big bridge to Copper Harbor. My son is moving back from florida with my new Grand Daughter next month and the first thing he wants to do is spend some time with Dad in the keweenaw . Both My Son and Daughter have seen the pictures and web site for years and in July I will bring my Family and two Grand Children to lisit Gods country . The best memories are yet to come.

Thanks Mary and Charlie for this site. It has helped to inspire alot of people over the years and myself included.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 07:02 am:


We could start a whole Amen Corner for that
last sentiment.

Oh what a beautiful morning!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 07:10 am:

Another good one for the background on my computer

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 07:28 am:

Hey Mary, Ain't it the truth? We were just talking about that the other day at work. It was so nice out people wanted to take their jackets off. But if it were to be a day like this in October we'd think it was freezing out.

Good morning! Great picture. My husband will love it as he loves fishing the rivers. You can just see the speckies swimming around in it and then frying up in a frying pan. Sounds delicious!

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 08:01 am:

We think one of the best things about pasty cam is the ability to watch the seasons change. Thanks again ,keep up the good work.

By Dotsie Salani Stewart (Suna) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 08:34 am:

Another beautiful picture of paradise!!
A welcome sight on my computre this morning.

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 08:35 am:

Boy, this river looks like it could be the Graveraet River out behind Toivola. Sure had fun playing along that river as a young girl. Many adventures were had. Thank God for memories.

By Capt. Paul & Dr. Nat in Texas (Eclogite) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 08:51 am:

Oh how I remember the days when people would say, "It's 50 out, I can finally put away the down jacket". Down here we never had winter in my mind, but when the temps did drop in the 40's most everyone was dressed as though it was -40; about the most I put on was a long-sleeve. I suppose it's all a matter of perspective though. I commonly get asked how anyone can live in such a cold, snowy, miserable climate such as Upper Michigan. Someday, I just might respond "it's a yooper thing, you wouldn't understand" ;-)

By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 09:13 am:

Who puts away his down jacket? I keep mine out all year!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 09:14 am:

Hey Eclogite, My husband and I both have shirts that say "It's a Yooper thing, you wouldn't understand". Everybody looks at us as if we're crazy when we wear it. That's because it IS a Yooper thing and they wouldn't understand. I also have one that says "Freda-15 miles, End of Earth-10 miles". Everybody asks me "Where the heck is Freda". I tell them that it's a yooper thing and they wouldn't understand. lol

By kzoocathy (Loulou) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 09:39 am:

Usedtobeayooper... Thanks, I have been trying to remember
exactly how that sign went...END OF THE EARTH....been a few
years since I last seen it. Glad its still there!!

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 09:42 am:

I can verify it is OFFICIALLY spring!

walked out on to my deck this morning
looking at 2 feet of snow still in my
backyard at 25 degrees and looked up
at one very confused looking ROBIN
singing away.

The Robins have returned (and are very cold)
I believe he was singing the blues this morning ;-)

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 10:00 am:

DebS. you should hear some of the questions I get when I wear my "The Gay Bar" in Gay, MI. t-shirt!

By RCW (Rcw) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 10:08 am:

Gee, we saw one in $Bay this AM too Bobg.Yipee maybe summers coming!!

By Sean Williams (Bbaxj) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 12:19 pm:

Every day at work this site helps me deal with being away from the U.P. I'm a Tech student, but I'm downstate on co-op till August.....after 3.5 years in the U.P. I'll never be the same, and I'll never wanna be anywhere else. Thanks for the daily pics to help those of us unfortunate people who aren't there to see it for ourselves.

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 12:40 pm:

The open river made me wonder, when do the smelt start running? I used to know some Lake Superior Sate alumni who talked about smelt dipping parties. As a rite of spring, sounded more fun than baseball :>) No offense to any baseball fans.

A friend who lives in California asked me about the weather here. I told him spring in Michigan has mood swings like a teenager.

By Capt. Paul & Dr. Nat in Texas (Eclogite) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 01:45 pm:

I hear ya usedtobe. Everyone in my office is complaining about how cold it turned outside since morning; it went from 68 at 7am to 55 at noon! I think it's great, everyone else thinks I'm weird.

By lz (Llamamama) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 01:59 pm:

Kathyl, my first thought exactly - smelt dipping with my Dad! Grey and gloomy here in SW Michigan. Loved the old "End of Earth"!

Thanks for more great memories!

By Scott Deprest (12retire) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 02:38 pm:

I purchased a post card with "End of Earth 2 miles" and "Houghton 4 miles" from one of the stores at Tech. I always wondered where that sign actually is. I visit tech often but never seem to be able to locate that sign. I love the UP!!! and 1 2 retire there.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 02:44 pm:

The postcard I have reads "End of Earth 2 miles" and
"Marquette 4miles."

By Sean Williams (Bbaxj) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 02:59 pm:

The sign from the postcard you have is located in the basement of the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity house at MTU. The story they told me was that they made the sign for fun, got some good pictures, and then put it in their basement.

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 03:48 pm:

Looks similar to the Rabbit Bay Creek behind Tony Ottiman's(sp)place. Use to be a good spot for trout back in the day. Got a few outta there.

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 04:44 pm:

Speckies in the frying pan...oh, man, nothing in the world better!

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 08:02 pm:

wonderful sign of spring

By David S. (Yooperdfs) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 08:37 pm:

Maija, I'm with you; nothing better than those speckies, floured, salted and peppered, sizzling in the grease. We used to fish around the Bond Lake area in the 80's and I can still taste it.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 07:00 am:

I was just checking the Trail Report on the
Mining Gazette website and noticed that some
of the ski trails are still deemed to be in
excellent condition. I was just wondering, is
anyone still out there skiing now that thoughts
are turning to fishing?

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 08:22 am:

Kosk....I drove past Marquette Mountain last week and it was really busy....beautiful sunny day and the skiers looked like they were having a great time.......

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 02:35 pm:

Thanks Mary Lou.

By Bill Carr (Bcarr) on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 09:28 pm:

This pic is great, reminds me of the many times I waded several creeks in the keewenaw for the elusive speckies. (Usually got enough for dinner, or breakfast whatever the case was). Certainly reminds me of the gratiot river. Was one of my favorite rivers to fish!

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