Nov 10-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: November: Nov 10-07
Above the Falls    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by E. Neil Harri
Snowy Gorge    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by E. Neil Harri

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 01:37 am:

When the first snow of the 2007 winter season fell this week, E. Neil Harri was up in the air recording it for us all to see. He started in Ontonagon County, with a flyover of Bond Falls. Neil told me that he had a special reason for snapping this Bond Falls photo. He said that Mike Cieslinski, who is the State Parks Supervisor for the Western U.P., is retiring from the DNR at the end of the month. Mike made the parking lot on the lower level, thus making Bond Falls handicap accessible. Neil says that is part of Mike's legacy so he took the photo to show him his work. That's quite a legacy to leave behind for the people here UP North. Thanks Mike!

Then Neil headed over to the Baraga/Houghton County Line, flying over a snowy looking Sturgeon River Gorge. Look how the red of the steep gorge walls shows up, off in the distance. Makes me think that perhaps those are sandstone walls? You can see from both photos today that these areas received more snow than we did here, in the heart of the Keweenaw.

If you'd like to take a look at Neil's full size shots of these pictures you can do so here:

Bond Falls
Sturgeon River Gorge
Amazing detail!
Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 02:36 am:

Quite the perspective from these views! Thanks for sharing Neil and Mary.

By Kathy P. (Katiaire) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 03:57 am:

Super photos of God's country!!

By Brent in UPstate NY (Brent) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 06:40 am:

A moment please, to remember the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
32 years.
Thank you.
Carry on.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 07:36 am:

Very nice pictures. Quite different from the usual.

By k j (Kathiscc) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 07:40 am:

Love the pix.

By Mike (Upboundeh) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 07:45 am:

Thanks Niel for the great perspective, the last shot makes you feel like you are really up there. And Good luck to Mike in retirement.

By Keith in Kansas (Keithinks) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 08:10 am:

Awesome shots Neil! The Sturgeon River Gorge photo is quite a contrast from the one in your gallery from September. Thanks for sharing these!

By Donald Kilpela (Commodore) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 08:19 am:

From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Iraq: Happy Birthday to the US Marine Corps. Dedicated to one special marine, Neil Isaacson.

By NKR (Nkr) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 08:22 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. Great pictures this morning. I did not know that Bond Falls had a observation ramp. Thanks Neil!

By Happy to be in the U.P. (Lahelo) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 08:45 am:

NKR that is something new the built a few years ago. Handicap accessible now. Totally an awesome view. If you can get a chance go and see it! Anytime of the year.

By E. Neil Harri (Ilmayksi) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 09:04 am:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all my fellow Marines. Semper Fi

By Cheryl Rozman (Cotton) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 09:34 am:

And from one great Semper Fi Marine hero Neil Isaacson to another Ransom Cundy from Hubbell.My father fought in Iwa Jima one of the fierces wars in WW11 & was one the very few men who survived to come home. Thirty two years ago, many years after returning from the war he lost the toughest battle he'd ever fought against the elements of Lake Superior near Whitefish Point Michigan at 7:10PM. tonight on November 10,1975.The ore carrier took my father, his Captain & all of his crew members of the EDMUND FITZGERALD to it's 530' watery grave. It was brought down in what is Known at One the Worst Storms of the Century.The families had the site declared by God it's sacred resting site for eternity.
I salute you Neil, Dad & all of those other Semper Fi men on your special birthday. We're proud of all of you. We're proud of all of our Military serving us around this world at this very time.

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 09:53 am:

I love the Bond Falls picture! This is one of my favorite places in the UP. When we were there in late September it served as a backdrop for a wedding.I am sure the bride and groom would enjoy this picture of their wedding place.Lots more color in September but beautiful in winter,too.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 09:58 am:

Cheryl: I think of you and your family every time I think of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Heard the song yesterday while driving. The DJ said the song wasn't entirely accurate. Not sure what he meant by that. Pulled in to my parking spot in the mall, closed my eyes, and listened. It's a masterful song, taking you back to that day years ago.

Love the work that has been done to Bond Falls. Coming up on them from the bottom of the falls, instead of climbing down from the top, creates a much more impressive scope when you first see them.

By Heikki (Heikki) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:10 am:

As usual, Mr. Harri captures the essence of God's country. The one of Bond Falls has already made its way to my desk top. Absolutely beautiful!Happy birthday to all the Marines out there from an old Air Force vet.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:22 am:

Those are awesome pictures, Neil! And making Bond Falls handicap-accessible is an awesome legacy for Mike. Thank you, Neil and Mary.

My deep felt thanks goes to all of our veterans, no matter what branch of service they served in. A friend of mine was one of just a handful of Marines who made it off an island near Iwa Jima alive, but it was not Iwa Jima-proper. Our veterans' service to our country is what has kept our country alive.

Cheryl, I would have sent you a private email message, but I do not have your email address. Every time I hear Gordon Lightfoot's song, I think of you and your dad! My heart goes out to you! I also thank all of those who put their own lives in danger that night, searching for the Fitzgerald and any possible survivors! They are all heroes!

By shawn (Twoyoopers) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 11:10 am:

hiking that gorge is about as brutal as it looks,,but beautiful
this gives me motivation to get my husband flying again for some aerials!

By E. Neil Harri (Ilmayksi) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 11:33 am:

And a salute to Cheryl's husband Rick, and my friend of 40 years, for his service. First in the Air Force in the 60's and again in the Seabee's, including a tour in Iraq.

By Cheryl Rozman (Cotton) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 02:22 pm:

Thank you for recognizing Rick for his dedicated 30 years of service to our country. I'm certainly proud of him. You've always been a good friend to him Neil. Stop in to visit when you're down this way sometime.

By Laurie B. (Ratherberiding) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 03:31 pm:

My husband was a Marine. He fought in Viet Nam and is still fighting the war today. He has cancer now most likely caused from his exposure to Agent Orange. He was also a Seabee. Happy Marine Corp birthday to all Marines.

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 03:55 pm:

Hello from Mishawaka, IN. Love the picture of Bond Falls. Looks much different from when we were there in July but it still is beautiful. Seeing the area from above gives you a whole new picture of the area.
Remembering those who lost there lives on the Edmund Fitzgerald 32 years ago. Also remembering the families they left behind, especially Cheryl and her family.
To all who have served this country----Thank You.

By 4WDGreg (4wdgreg) on Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 09:43 am:

Two of my (many) favorite places in the U.P. The hike down the Sturgeon River is absolutely beautiful! The patterns carved into the rock by the flowing water are incredible! I also love the new access to Bond Falls. It's now a short easy hike for just about anybody to see what I think is the best of all the U.P. waterfalls.

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 11:13 am:

Thank you to Mike Cieslinski and all who work hard to keep the outdoors accessible and beautiful to all.

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