Oct 05-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: October: Oct 05-04
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Photo by Dan Brown

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 01:29 pm:

Watching the waves crash, splash and dash against the rocks this time of year requires a good jacket and a chook (toque) on your head! Dan Brown ventured out to the Black Rocks area in Marquette to catch this spectacular Lake Superior show. Actually it looks like his buddy is the one who did the venturing out near the edge of the precipice, braving winds and errant splashes. That blowing always seems a bit more fierce (and cold for that matter) when you're hanging out over the edge of the Lake!

By Rick - La Crosse WI wannabe Yupper on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 01:32 pm:

Hey, First Post!!
Have a great day!
First Post

By kc, MN on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 01:34 pm:

Where did everyone go???

The Pasty Cam editor had been stranded in Copper Harbor overnight, without all of his necessary equipment to publish today's photo until now.

Better late than never,
better never late.

By Rick - La Crosse WI wannabe Yooper on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 01:36 pm:

How can I be a Yooper when I can't even spell it? I shall not make that mistake again. Yupper!

By kc, MN on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 01:44 pm:

Mary, I didn't look at the time you posted. I usually check out the pictures first thing in the morning; but I've been very busy at work, so I was late today. I was actually a little worried that no one had posted any messages.

By DH, Flushing,MI on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 01:51 pm:

Great picture showing Lake Superior's wrath!

By Betsy,MI on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 02:06 pm:

Some waves!

By Yooper want to be also, Scott Wi. on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 02:10 pm:

Did it really snow in Marquette yesterday?
I heard a report on the radio that said so?

I love the huge Lake Superior waves.
Better yet sleeping in motel with the waves
providing background noise.

Being stuck in Copper Harbor isn't a bad
thing. I'd love to be stuck there for a week.

By Sue/ Clare on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 02:21 pm:

Driving downstate from Houghton yesterday and noted all the pines were snow covered south of L'anse through Michigamme but never say any snow falling.

By Keweenawgal on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 02:59 pm:

There was snow on the ground coming from Crystal Falls and Covington yesterday!

By joesyopper on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 03:20 pm:

Youmg kids are dullet proof. They will learm the hard way. Lake Superior takes the foolish.

By danbury on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 03:24 pm:

GREAT pic indeed. Wrath? I see sheer beauty.
Except for that guy in the foreground.
(Just kidding)

By John Avouris, Washington on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 03:35 pm:

Awesome! Love the pictures--keep 'em coming! My wife and I love the virtual connection to life in da UP. Washington State is quite different and we miss it!

By Kim Near Lansing on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 03:37 pm:


By Cousin Jack on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 03:37 pm:

How are the fall colors progressing in Copper Harbor, Mary? From the looks of today's Bridge Cam there are few colors at all in Hancock.

My hubby and I are planning on spending this coming weekend in Copper Harbor, so I'll be able to give you a first-hand report then! I wonder if I could charge this weekend off as a business trip, since I'll be reporting for Pasty.com then?!! ;-)

By Dr. Nat in Nevada on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 03:40 pm:

I can almost hear the sound of those waves battering the rocks.
I wish I was laying out there instead of sitting in this office right now!

By smf in troll land on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 03:53 pm:

Great picture!

By pete wisc. on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 04:18 pm:

i remember building tree forts in the willow trees on mine street with my friend joe oja.when i lived there we called a snow scoop a heart attck box

By Troll in Eagle Harbor on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 04:29 pm:

While I was at work last nite I saw a guy way up on the tower,working away.I met up with him when he made it the ground and low and behold....it was our own Charlie Hopper!I finally met him face to face...I'm awful glad that you made it down safely,Charlie!

By Cousin Jack on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 05:16 pm:

Ah, I take it Mary isn't the one who was stranded in Copper Harbor overnight then. Can anyone else help me out here on the Keweenaw foliage colors? I'm debating whether to take the tour this week or next and would like to catch the peak.
Thanks again!

Right you are, Cousin Jack, it was Charlie who was stranded, not me...but I'll be stranding myself (and the hubby) in just a couple days!! :-)

By Kathy from Whitmore Lake/Cheboygan on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 05:17 pm:

And here I was assuming my browser was stuck with a cached copy. Glad I checked back later.

We had a hard frost down here in SE Michigan last night, but it's the second time this fall that I had to scrape my windshield in the morning.

By The Pasty Eater, MI on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 05:24 pm:

Hey Mr. "Joeysyopper"

I enjoy reading your posts because of the comedy value. You either need to get a new keyboard, use spellcheck, or tip your English tutor just a little more. You don't program guided missles for a living, do you?

Havvv uh Niice Dayhh.

By Capt. Paul in Nevada on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 05:27 pm:

2 more days!!!! That's how long it will be until Dr. Nat and I are back in the Copper Country..... just for a visit however. Sunday we have to return to the "City of Lost Wages" or "The City that never sleeps", whichever you prefer.

We can't wait.............

By Candy, CA on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 05:29 pm:

Hey Pete in Wisc, I remember those forts! I was just a little kid then (next door neighbor) but Joe always let us in. I loved that no-man's land between Oja's and the tracks; spent a lot of fun runnning around in there. Elvie always made her kids watch out for us!

By Candy, CA on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 05:31 pm:

Capt. Paul, we prefer "The city of CSI" which means we spend too much time watching TV. Have fun at da Tech and environs.

By Candy, CA on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 05:32 pm:

And for another view of changing colors, try this (http://www.admin.mtu.edu/urel/cams/view/motion.html) although I'd suggest doing it during daylight hours...

By NKR Mishawaka IN on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 06:09 pm:

Hi everyone, Great picture! Would love to see that in person. Someday.

By bek, fond du lac on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 06:37 pm:

Wow! Great picture today.
The snow was falling between crystal falls and covington about ten o'clock last friday evening. I know, I was driving in it. Great big fluffy flakes that gave me the star wars visual effect in the headlights! LOL

By bek, fond du lac on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 06:57 pm:

The colors were awsome between marquette and escanaba!

By Capt. Paul in Nevada on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 07:25 pm:

LOL at Candy, how true. Though CSI makes it out like we have murders here every night, in actuality it's not as bad as other larger cities in the US.

We plan on having fun at the hockey game against Lakehead Friday night and then the Museum Ball Saturday night. A very nice "mini" vacation from the bustle of "The City of CSI" ;-)

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 07:32 pm:

Houghton and Calumet are battling on the Girl's Basketball court, and you can hear it live at Pasty.NET, with play-by-play from WMPL AM-920.

By Brad of Canton on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 07:48 pm:

young and stupid, thats what I was. about 15 yrs ago on the rocks between eagle harbor and copper harbor. huge waves crashing on shore and there I was. a wave easily 8 ft over my head crashed down upon me and tried to suck me out into the lake. you would not believe how heavy a big wool sweater and jeans soaked with lake water weigh. ahh the october water/ air temps

By Jo Ann, Hancock on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 08:06 pm:

Last Sunday my husband and I took a ride to Mt. Bohemia to take a chair lift ride to the top of the mountain...They only open the lift one weekend of the year that isn't snow covered. Even though it was a little wet, it was raining on the way up, the view was spectatular but the colors were a little muted. I don't know if it was from the rain or because the color is not what it usually is this year. The color in Hancock and Houghton is almost nothing...there are a few spots but nothing to write about. On the way home we drove the Gay Lac Labelle road and took the inside road to Mohawk..there was some nice colors there...they are out there but not as usual...take the trip, we had a nice lunch at the Season's restaurant in Lac LaBelle and a nice afternoon together....as a busy couple with opposite shifts where we rarely see each other it was a very nice afternoon spent.

By NMU on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 08:26 pm:


By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 09:07 pm:

Wow, I was glad to hear it was on the other end and not here in W. TX for the webcam flubbage.

By Mr.Bill on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 09:34 pm:

Cousin Jack,

Color changes are running later this year out here on the Keweenaw, I'd guess 20-25% down at Lac La Belle.

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 11:24 pm:

Pete of Wisc. Joe Oja is my brother. We use to spend a lot of time climbing those trees and hanging by our toes. I guess there was that "no fear" attitude back then too, and then we were really in for it when Mom got a hold of us.

By Cousin Jack on Wednesday, October 6, 2004 - 12:45 am:

Thank you Mr. Bill!
I have decided on next week (last year I took the October 7-9th tour and though gorgeous, it was bit shy of the peak)


By Frances S. Georgia on Wednesday, October 6, 2004 - 06:51 am:

Great Picture, love the waves, would love to see and hear them.

By fall color watcher on Wednesday, October 6, 2004 - 07:03 am:

Uh-oh is Charlie stranded somewhere again this morning?? lol I see he hasn't posted anything yet this morning. Hee Hee

By Barbara Indiana on Wednesday, October 6, 2004 - 03:15 pm:

beautiful shot. I have one of me on the Black Rocks at Presque Isle, in 1962, with a huge wave about to come over the top of the rocks where I was standing. Fear can be seen on the face and you can just about imagine what I am yelling to my husband---cleaned up, it was something about taking the darned picture and fast!!! Pretty impressive show the big lake can put on this time of year. Hope to get up there before the end of Oct, just to get a whiff of good fresh air before the snow season starts.

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