Sep 07-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: September: Sep 07-05
Nighttime display    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Steve Brimm
Daytime appearance    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Rebecca Jennings
On the way down    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Rebecca Jennings

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 05:14 am:

Taking in the view from atop Brockway Mountain in Copper Harbor is always an experience, no matter if it's your first time or your hundredth time. There's always something new or different to catch a glimpse of, but the scene Steve Brimm snapped here, is an occurrence beyond description! I was once up there in the evening trying to get a wireless signal on my laptop and saw one flash of lightning. Lickety-split, I was on my way down the mountain so as to not get fried. Steve's talent for picture taking and bravery for waiting around during a storm is to be commended. Most of us take the route that Rebecca Jennings took for Mountaintop viewing, heading up there in the daylight, with the sun shining brightly. Also an outstanding way to take in the expanse, whether looking north, south, east, west or just DOWN!

By Cindy, St. Clair Shores, MI (Cindy) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 05:59 am:

I really missed watching the sun set on Brockway mountain this summer. That's one of my favorite places in the Keweenaw, but I hope I can make the trip next year. Thanks for the beautiful photos.

By joseph (Jhurl) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 07:00 am:

Great pictures , my favorite spot in copper harbor

By NKR (Nkr) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 07:01 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. Beautiful pictures this morning. I'm saveing all three. Have a nice day everyone.

By Aaron Rice (Woodchuck) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 07:14 am:


By Keith in Kansas (Keithinks) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 07:39 am:

Incredible shot Steve! Hey, is there anywhere I can acquire your note cards online? My staff really enjoys getting them as thank you notes and I need to replenish my supply!

Editor's Note: Brimmages Photography, Steve Brimm, has been a long time sponsor (and one of the original photo contributors) here at Pasty Central, where we host his website. Click on over there and you can order those note cards you're asking about. Maybe add a copy of his Spirit of the Place book to your order to keep in the break room for the staff! :->

By dlp (Babyseal) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 07:58 am:

WOW! The first picture, Nighttime Display, has got to be the most beautiful photo I have ever seen! It has a magical quality about it, which is not a surprise given where it was taken. Graet pictures.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 08:07 am:

Beautiful pics. The top pic with the stars reminds me of last week. While traveling through Michigan, in the wee hours of the morning, I looked up into the night sky to see what seemed to be at least a hundred stars. Beautiful.

By Walker (Walker_bc) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 09:47 am:

I am remiss in not writing this sooner. I have been actively reading and watching for several years and have turned many of my friends on to the joys of your web site. Nearly every morning you are the first web site I visit. Your web site not only captures the unique scenery, flora and fauna of the area, but also the culture. I am sure that there are other places that also have wonderful landscapes and friendly people, but none of them are so well documented. You and your web contributors perform a wonderful service for those that are locals and those of us that wish they could be.

By Pauline (Yooperinpa) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 10:09 am:

I agree with Walker! The pictures are so breathtaking that it makes me feel like I am there. I glad others see the beauty of the UP as I do! Thank you for sharing such beauty.

By Shelley Trowbridge (Shelleyt36) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 10:54 am:

Steve-What an incredibly awesome image! Definitely going on the wallpaper on my computer! I'm with Walker and Pauline; thanks for sharing the beauty of the UP with me daily!

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 11:54 am:

Steve Brimm is my hero. If you haven't seen his website - - yet, look now.

By Ann Muir (Annm) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 12:36 pm:

An absolutely heart-stopping photo of stars and lightening! Thank you so much for featuring it. We in the east see almost nothing of the night sky, due to the unnecessary lights which obliterate it. One of the high points of our trip to the UP this July was seeing the Big Dipper and Cassiopea.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 01:03 pm:

Greetings from N.Ga. It is actually a pretty nice day here. I am starting to notice some color on my dogwood.

Thanks so much for the beautiful picture of the stars.I miss seeing them so much.Too much light around here.The other pictures of Brockway are nice too.

We are receiving a lot of evacuees here in Chatt.I can't imagine the hooror of going thru something like that.I feel so fortunate.

By Cindy Lee Maki (Cindylee) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 03:50 pm:

Oh what beautiful pictures today. Brockway is one of my favorite places. Haven't been up there in a while. I'll wait until the leaves are in full color. Now that is a place were I wish everyone could see!!! Breath--taking

By Cindy M. Archibald (Cindymay) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 05:06 pm:

A trip to Brockway Mountain is definitely a high point on any (and every trip) to the U.P. Just a note for all you city folks that make it to the U.P. in August of any year ... check out when the Perseid meteor showers will be and head for Brockway. We went two years ago and even with the security light on at the store we saw hundreds of meteors shoot across the sky. That year we managed a "hat trick" ... meteors, northern lights and a great lake ship heading to Duluth. It was wonderful. (Tried to see it again this year, made the trip up to B.Mtn. but unfortunately were rained out before we saw any "shooting stars." However, want to thank the store for turning out their security light.) There's only one other place in this country that I've been to where you'll see as many stars ... and that's the Everglades National park area of FL ... had to pull the car over and just stand by the car in awe!!!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 05:20 pm:

Cindy M:

That truly is a hat trick. Once when we took my
husband's aunt from Hungary to Algonquin
Park, we had our own version--she saw the
autumn leaves, seven moose and the
northern lights. All firsts for her.

My son says that the meteors are wonderful to
watch from Lake Superior. He had that
opportunity three summers ago on a tall ship
summer adventure out of the Sault. He's still
raving about it.

By Hank Morgan (Hank) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 05:37 pm:

The night sky is even more spectacular in the winter. The air is drier and clearer. Can`t view it easily from Brockway though. They don`t plow the road.

By Peter Tormala (Ptorms) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 09:00 pm:

I saw a storm very similar to that one, possibly the same one. I was sailing on the SS RESERVE and we were off of the Keeweenaw and the entire horizon was lit up in the same fashion. I was not able to get any good pictures of that storm, we were too far for my camera to take a good shot. Awesome shots.

By 69 TOOT (Flyindamooney) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 11:56 pm:

What they don't show you pic 3 is a "hump" just before the drop. On my first "K" day I managed to somehow crawl down to that hump and wish I had never been born when I realized that I had to climb back long before the search and rescue folks took care of idiots like myself. I did it, and will never do it again, but the 60's K Days were pretty serious sometimes. I have since flown below that hump down the valley and never forgotten the stupidity of that day. I guess it was a different time.....todays philosophy is a little different....If I as pilot take very good care of myself, then everybody else onboard will fare just fine...........still growing up I guess.......

By Alex J. Tiensivu (Ajtiensivu) on Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 12:34 am:

What breath taking shots! The first and third are now my present WOW's. :)

By Roy Beauchene (Royb) on Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 10:29 am:

Does anyone know what day the lightning picture was taken?

Steve Brimm posted this underneath the picture in his Guest Gallery: "Lightning storm Sunday night (7/31/05) seen from Brockway Mountain."

By Matt Fobear (Mfobear) on Friday, September 9, 2005 - 05:39 am:

You've just GOT to make that top picture a WOW! Incredible!

By Frederic W. Koski (Fred) on Sunday, September 11, 2005 - 10:23 am:

Very cool shots!

By 4WDGreg (4wdgreg) on Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 12:28 pm:

I had a great time last spring leaning against one of those rock benches. I saw two falcons (I think) come shooting up the mountainside. They seemed every bit as surprised as I was!

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