Sep 26-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: September: Sep 26-06
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Photo by Bob Gilreath

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 07:10 am:

There are so many modes of transportation that can be used to view the constantly changing fall colors here in the U.P. But I think Bob Gilreath has captured one of the more peaceful ways. That's his daughter Sarah, taking a break from paddling along on Emily Lake, so she can enjoy the surrounding colors and the quiet of the day. You can almost smell autumn in the air with this shot.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 07:10 am:

That is SO pretty!

By k j (Kathiscc) on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 07:11 am:

What a great picture!

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 08:01 am:

If you haven't tried it yet, Kayaking is the best
way to enjoy all these little lakes UP here.

Best money I every spent.

By Justin Johnson (Tinksno) on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 08:29 am:

Bob i couldn't agree with you more, kayaking is great and everyone can join in on the fun too. I am sure with all the colors right now every river will be a beautiful float.

By allen philley (Allen) on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 10:52 am:

How much do Kayak's cost?

By Julia (Julia) on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 11:48 am:

Allen, A small 1 man kayak ranges from about $300-$500. A 2 man is about $800-$1000 from what I have seen in stores. They don't come cheap unless of course you find a used one.

By Danbury (Danbury) on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 12:03 pm:

Also, there's foldables (tm?), like Klepper (german make that I think is available in the US). We have one in the family that admittedly needs a new skin these days. After thirty years of use and bad storage, that's fair. Made some wonderful trips in that boat.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 12:14 pm:

FYI: Folbot - The Stable Kayak, click ® Folbot

By Steve Wheeler (Stwhee) on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 12:25 pm:

Coming to the Keweenaw the week of Oct. 8. Where can we rent kayaks?

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 01:43 pm:

Steve, You might need snowmobiles on Oct.8, you know how it is in the CC, hope you can find a boat to use.

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 02:29 pm:

i believe both cross country sports (calumet and houghton) as well as down wind sports in houghton
have kayaks to rent.

also there is a place in copper harbor I believe.

By Julia (Julia) on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 04:03 pm:

to rent kayaks is copper harbor go to

By Steve Wheeler (Stwhee) on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 05:56 pm:

Thanks for the kayak rental locations!

Yes, I know all about snow in October. Came up one year on Oct. 1, was 82 degrees in Calumet (1989, I think). Colors were great and I went on an awesome bike ride. They forecasted snow for that night and I refused to believe it. The next morning there was about an inch of slush on the ground on the sidewalks in Houghton. Went hiking around Central & Mandan with large fluffy flakes falling around me...

Cancelled another trip about 5 years ago due to a snowstorm 1st week in October.

By Laurie B. (Ratherberiding) on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 08:36 pm:

Steve, I remember that snowstorm. My daughter and son-in-law were here from WA. The Sat. they arrived, it was actually hot. A week later, they left in two feet of heavy, wet snow. Don't need that again.

By Roger Somero (Rsomero) on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - 02:00 am:

Two years ago CMX was closed just after Columbus day. Had to take a bus to Marquette and wound up in San Francisco instead of San Jose. We were on the plane when they shut down the airport! Oh well, welcome to the CC.

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