Feb 20-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: February: Feb 20-08
Snowbank tunnel    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Sharon Smith
Driving down Woodland Road    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Sharon Smith

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 12:47 am:

I'm sure some looking at today's photos from Sharon Smith in Copper Harbor, are thinking there's no way you'd want to travel that road in and out every day. Then I'm equally sure others are thinking what a treat it would be to live at the end of this road. No matter which side of the thoughts you're on, you have to admit that it's a pretty sight in pictures, towering snowbanks and all! Sharon gets to see this in person each and every day, as this is Woodland Road that leads to the place she calls home and where she writes her daily online journal, A View From the Field.

In case you're wanting a bit more information about this snowy road, Sharon told me the first one is what she calls the Lake Lily glacier. It's right at the east end of the harbor, where the road is at lake level and there are bushes on both sides. The wind pushes the snow across the frozen harbor, and when it hits the bushes, it just drops right over the road. When the banks get high like this, an end loader comes through and sort of pushes it down and back. That second shot looks a bit more sheltered by tall trees so the banks don't reach the same heights as the first shot. Sure is an inviting path home!

By Renee in AL (Renee) on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 03:35 am:

Good morning all!!
What beautiful pictures!! I wouldn't mind living there!! Especially with Sharon's view of the harbor. Besides Pasty Center, I also check her web site out on a daily basis.
Have a good day everyone!!
Best wishes,
Renee in AL

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 07:01 am:

These are great, especially when the total snowfall for the winter season in your area is 8 inches, like mine are. I don't envy that much snow, it just reminds me from where I come. Beautiful!!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 07:35 am:

Breathtaking shots as always!!!! Thank you!

By Walter M Sands (Wsands) on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 08:02 am:

Tonight all of Michigan will be able to see a Full Eclipse of the Moon from 10:00 until 10:52.Let the kids stay up tonight,This is a "G" rated family event.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 08:28 am:

So is Woodland Road Sharon's road that is directly off the main road the State Park is on? When I read her journal, I'm always curious about just where everyone is located that she talks about.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 08:56 am:

Sharon does have a nice rd, wouldn't want to have to get out and go to work in the morning after a storm though. Sharon must enjoy not having to deal with that as a retiree.

By Tom Stelmack (Macpac) on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 12:13 pm:

Love the pictures. We are the family that is building the house down Woodland road, next to Ron. We came up with a U-Haul on Sunday to deliver the wood flooring. It looks as if the road had been opened up more since the photos were taken. When the house is done, we will be up there A LOT. We look forward to meeting Sharon and the rest of the neighbors we have not already met.

-The Stelmacks

By David t Hainault (Davehainault) on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 12:30 pm:

When I say that I prefer summer over winter, people tell me that there's SOOO much more work to do then. I reply that is true, with the yard work, the outside house work, and all that; but the working conditions are much better! Looking at these marvelous pictures of the sundrenched snow covered landscape, it occurs to me that there are many more days of blowing and drifting snow than there are sunny picturesque days. However, it remains one of the most beautiful places in the country. That brings to mind another saying I rememebr: there's no such thing as a free lunch. To enjoy such beauty, to live in the midst of it, one will pay the dues...
Wish I was there!!!

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 02:05 pm:

Tom: Tell us about yourself. Are you retired? Are you coming up there with a family? What brought you to Copper Harbor?

By Tom Stelmack (Macpac) on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 03:44 pm:

My family lives in Northern Wisconsin but we are originally from the Chicago area. I own an auto repair shop and dealership here in Minocqua.

My mother has owned the property for about 30 years now and we all figured it was about time that she built a northern retreat. I feel so lucky that my mom is building the home and since we are only 3 hours away and my mom and sister are in Chicago, we might just be spending more time there then both of them.

As for what brought us to Copper Harbor, my Aunt Elenore and Uncle Mort North. As a kid, I summered with Aunt Elenore. At one point, Mort used to own the entire Northland Trust (the area where Sharon lives and where we are building).

My wife and 2 daughters (ages 21 and 18) love the area as much as I did when I was a kid so we plan on spending as much time there as we can.

By SteveL (Xyooper) on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 05:18 pm:

Those are sure pretty pictures, reminds me of why I love the Yoop so much.

By Jim Anderson (Yooper54915) on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 06:41 pm:


Is Woodland the road that leads to Doc Hassack's(sp)place. Was there many, many yrs ago, and just heard that Doc passed away. He used to play a mean game of canasta.

I have an aunt and cousin with a place on Lake Medora. Kitti Frimodig and cousin Eric.

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