Feb 15-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: February: Feb 15-08
Tahquamenon Falls frozen in time    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jon Jacobson

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 07:41 am:

Many years ago I recall receiving a request from a lady named Sarah, to return to Tahquamenon Falls with our daily Pasty Cam picture. Something to do with a wedding, or wedding party. They just wanted to see it again. Sorry I don't remember who made the request, but if you're watching, here it is.

In looking up this wonderful picture - which I believe appeared in our 2002 Pasty Cam calendar - I was puzzled to see that the photographer's original website - Jon Jacobson of Picture Michigan - has apparently been lost to an ad-link harvester. What a wealth of Michigan photos Jon's former site contained! And I see he does have another super site at a new address: PictureMichigan.com. I'd like to know more about what happened to Jon's former site, if anyone in the Grand Rapids area knows him and can get in touch.

The beauty of Tahquamenon certainly hasn't changed.

By Cindy, New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 07:52 am:

What a beautiful picture. If you haven't been to Tahquamenon Falls in the winter, you are missing out on a wonderful experience. It's a winter wonderland, to say the least. After your little hike to the falls viewing area, you can warm up with something hot like a bowl of soup, or even a pasty at the brewpub that is on the grounds of the state park. It seems to be a popular stop for snowmobile enthusiasts and a great family activity.

By Smfwlk (Trollperson) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 07:56 am:

Thanks for the fantastic picture!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 07:56 am:

Fantastic shot. It's almost like a dream.

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 08:00 am:

That brings back memories. I remember going back in the 70's, when the river was frozen hard; we skiied on the ice very close to the falls themselves. More recently, there was a below-zero trip when the ice had formed into terraces on the falls and made big beards coming off the cliffs.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 08:02 am:

That is a gorgeous picture of a winter wonderland. It's worthy of being a Christmas card picture, etc! Thank you, Jon Jacobson and Charlie for bringing it to us this morning!

(I think it could be a long day, as my fingers aren't typing what I want them to, at least the first time, anyway.)

Cindy, what about a nice bowl of chili? But then the pub might not have that, but I think it might be good here, with the winter cold back, in spades, here in mid-Michigan! Happy Friday, everyone, and have a good, long weekend!

By Tom Wright (Tomw) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 08:23 am:

Too bad there's not a time lapse of the falls, like the one for the lift bridge!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 08:37 am:

That picture is breathtaking! We're planning to stop there in August this year. I think it'll be a touch warmer then, thank goodness. Winter is definitely back. It's below zero again, only I don't have anything that beautiful to look at.

By Kathy Sheppard (Ksheppard) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 08:41 am:

I have this same photo...only, everything is green! We were there in August. What a beautiful place. Wish I could see it in all seasons of the year.

By Cindy, New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 08:44 am:

Marianne, you made me wonder if there was chili available at the brewpub. I don't see it on the menu, but I think it would be a great choice. Here's a link to more information in case anyone is interested. Uh-oh! I'm sure a true Yooper is going to notice immediately that "pasty" is not spelled correctly.

By Nate Gregorich (Grego1nj) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 09:37 am:

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Well, that is my neck of the woods! The falls, as you all know are close to the Soo and i visit often. Wish I could go there now and see that. I miss home.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

God Bless

By Debra J. McCumber (Debwaugh) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 09:50 am:

Wow, what a beautiful picture! I was so excited to see this picture since Brock and I will be heading there next weekend!

Have a great weekend everyone!

By Mary A. Heide (Mheide42) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 10:36 am:

What a gorgeous shot!! Charlie, I'm missing your cameos.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 10:58 am:

Our family loves this place. We camped there when the kid was young and go back as often as we can.

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 11:21 am:

What a pretty picture, and the tannin isn't so noticeable in the winter, 'eh?

By Tom (Tom) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 11:32 am:

Here I sit in supposedly sunny Arizona and it is raining mixed with SNOW!! We were warned that at 2000 feet elevation and above there could be snow. Well, I scoffed at that----until now.
Good day from one snow area to another. (tomorrow it will be 60+)

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 03:06 pm:

Tom -- Sounds like you'll have water in the summer because of the snow you're getting now. That will be a good thing.

By Tim Holland (Tholland) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 11:07 pm:

The food at the brewpub/restaurant at Tahquamenon Falls is surprisingly good. Most brewpubs serve "bar food." This place serves great food. I remember sitting outside where they had a fire lit in an outdoor fireplace on their patio one winter night just outside the brewpub. It was 10 degrees and I just sat there for over an hour in my parka enjoying the fire and the crisp winter night.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 11:54 pm:

What wonderful memories Tim.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 12:02 am:

What wonderful memories Tim.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 12:04 am:

Opps sorry. better get to bed!

By David t Hainault (Davehainault) on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 12:57 am:

A gorgeous picture that reminds me of the beaver pond in the Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe, from the Tales of Narnia series by c s lewis. Anybody else know of that place? Of course, there are SO MANY places in my memory store, garnered from growing up in God's country, I have vivid pictures of most stories I read; even Tolkien's "Middle Earth" comes from the Keweenaw!
Good day, eh! from The Great White North (OK, not a classic in the same sense of the word!)

By Jon Jacobson (Picturemichigan) on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 10:13 am:

What an incredible sight the Tahquamenon Falls were that particular evening! I recall it like it was yesterday. The paradox of serenity from the graceful snow cover and the thunderous roar from the falls. Dreamy indeed!

Picture Michigan is very much alive and well!

2007 marked Picture Michigan's ten-year anniversary. The DOT-NET was dropped some time ago. And we still do what we love to do: show off the beauty of Michigan to the world.
http://www.picturemichigan.com/galleries.htm for the Michigan Galleries
http://www.picturemichigan.com/themes.htm for Desktop Wallpaper

Thank you for digging up that shot Charlie.

- Jon

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, September 18, 2009 - 09:04 pm:

Beautiful Winter picture.

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