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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 07:14 am:

The statue of Bishop Baraga overlooks Keweenaw Bay, and he's holding items in both hands. The Cross is in his right hand. What is in his left hand?

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 07:15 am:

Good Monday morning.

Bishop Baraga would be holding a snowshoe in his left hand.
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Actually, it's a pair of snowshoes


Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 07:44 am:

Good morning! What a great bunch of pictures, but 2000 and 2005 are breathtaking!! Thanks for sharing, those of you who took today's pictures.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 07:47 am:

I think the Bishop would have enjoyed cross-country skies.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 09:53 am:

Well, considering I was answering by memory of what Bishop Baraga was holding, I guess I didn't do all that bad ;-)

Supposed to be a sizzler down here this week; mid to upper 90's with high humidity, yuk!! Only 6 weeks until Nat and I are sitting on a Lake Superior beach.

Speaking of beaches; Nat and I had an enjoyable drive along the Gulf between Galveston and Surfside on Saturday. It really amazed us that there is still a fair amount of hurricane damage in that area, even though they didn't get the brunt of the storm. It also floored us that people are allowed to build within a few feet of the water, knowing that when a hurricane comes in those homes will get washed halfway to Houston. There were still plenty of homes on stilts that were dangerously close to tipping over. I can't imagine living that close to the water, especially on a barrier island where man really wasn't meant to build in the first place. Still, it was kind of pretty, but it can't hold a candle to a Great Lakes beach.....

By Doug Walters (Dawalters) on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 10:37 am:

From yesterday:

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 01:26 pm:

Good morning! Great photos as usual. Where exactly is Horseshoe Harbor?


Plan on going out there myself in a couple weeks.

At the end of 41, outside Copper Harbor:

From Copper Harbor, Michigan:

From the intersection of M-26 and US-41 in Copper Harbor, take US-41 2.5 miles east until the pavement ends.
Continue east on the dirt road 0.89 miles.
There is a narrow two-track trail heading left (north). (If you don't have a 4 wheel drive or have a car with very low clearance, you may want to park here and walk the 2 miles to the beach). Follow the two track 1.2 miles.
Park on the right (south) side of the road and walk east to Lake Superior. There is a sign at the head of the trail.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 10:37 am:

Good Morning! Capt Paul, ouch on your temps, & so early in the season. I suppose you don't want to hear that it is supposed to stay in the 60's all week here in mid-Michigan? We had been thinking about complaining that it is too cool. It has been very cool here, all spring. The school kids are thankful, though, since the schools here are not air conditioned. Friday is the last day of school. I can remember a few years that we had some days with temps in the 90's here, believe it or not. That was not fun for the students or the teachers. We lucked out this year, I guess.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 01:18 pm:

Doug...thanks for the info regarding Horseshoe Harbor. It appears that this road heads out toward the eastern tip of the Keweenaw, a trip I have been thinking about for a long time now. One of these days, I am going to take the truck up that way and check it out. It looks like an adventure.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 02:38 pm:

It's Horseshoe Bay, Alex, go 5 miles from the end of 41 and turn left, then go a couple, maybe three to High Rock Bay, do them both, you'll love it! High Rock, is our Favorite, plus they've fixed the two track, but I'd still take a 4x4. Swiming in both spots take's some SISU!

P.S. Leave the Wing at the Mariner North though,lol

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 02:46 pm:

Forgot to add, if you go a bit farther on that dirt road out of C.H. you'll pass Horseshoe Bay, High Rock Bay, then you'll arrive at Keystone Bay, I wouldn't recommend trying to drive thru the Beaver Pond though, we had to swim out of it one November and it wasn't any fun, lol!

By Doug Walters (Dawalters) on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 02:58 pm:

Alex/Uncle Chuck,

I was out that way last summer and had a great time. Wife and grandaughter complained all the way, maybe that was part of the fun. I drive a Honda CRV so I have to take it fairly slow thru the rough areas.

How about Keystone Bay, is that area blocked off or maybe I just took the wrong road. GPS showed me as being on track, but came to a chained-off area.

I agree, Leave the Wing at the Mariner North

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 02:59 pm:

Good pics, all of them.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 03:09 pm:

Doug- the gate to Keystone Bay is open, one can go left (towards the beaver pond, which you'll have to hike around on foot), or you can go right which a CRV or like vehicle can go, but it's posted private property,Marty and I went to the Beaver Pond, where I promtly jumped out before Marty was about to make the same Mistake as before(no longer a mistake at that point, just stupidity). It's about 10 miles from the end of C.H. we hunt up that way too. Truely God's Country! I recommend it to all with a 4x4 and a willingness to see the woods that not many see!!!!!!!!!!! Plus, the goal at the end of the adventure is LAKE SUPERIOR! How can you go wrong with that! ••••, now I gotta get there again before the end of July!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 05:00 pm:

Where is the rocket launch pad, in relation to Horseshoe & Keystone Bays, out of curiosity?

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 08:38 pm:

Ms. Marianne, facing Lake Superior, just to the left of High Rock Bay, a short hike NW.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 09:24 pm:

Thank you, Uncle Chuck! Ever since I was a teenager, I have tried to place things on a map in my mind. It has served me well over the years, navigating, whether someone else or I was driving. :-)

By Doug Walters (Dawalters) on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 09:35 pm:

Uncle Chuck, Couldn't agree more about traveling out toward the point. Beautiful country and I haven't travelled that area enough to be too familiar with it, so every trip out there is a new adventure for me. Last year I headed out that way on Mandan Rd. south of CH. I had read that it was a longer drive but a better road. I'm not so sure about that. After leaving High Rock the road directly back into Copper Harbor wasn't too bad. Glad to hear they've fixed the two track.

Marianne, I finally made it to the rocket range last summer after several failed attempts thru the years. GPS got me out to High Rock Bay and then I found my way to the rocket range, took plenty of pictures.

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