Sep 22-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: September: Sep 22-05
Humps and hills    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Scott Laurie
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Photos by Scott Laurie

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 12:00 am:

Scott Laurie sure seems to get around and up on higher ground either while ATVing, trucking or in the winter months, by snowmobile. We've been treated to his panorama photos before, so we're lucky that he takes his camera along, then shares the view. The first photo shows Mount Houghton from afar and appears to be taken atop somewhere that's at a higher elevation, but Scott keeps us guessing as to where! That's Mt. Houghton in the second shot too, just a bit closer and from a lower pinnacle too. Looks like the trees are taking on more and more of that fall hue. Stands to reason, since today is the Autumnal Equinox.

Happy first day of Autumn!

Capt. Paul & Dr. Nat in Texas (Eclogite) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 12:41 am:

Wow! This is the first time I have ever been the first one to post a message. I guess that's what I get for staying up late to get everything ready for the impending hurricane. I have to say, I'd much rather be hiking up Mount Houghton today than wondering just how bad a Category 5 hurricane will be when it hits my house. Days like this make me miss the Keweenaw even more than usual.
Take care everyone and have a great day!
--Dr. Nat

By Brock Waugh (Brock) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 02:02 am:

Wow what a view. That looks great wonder what it would look like in full fall colors. I think that would be a great spot to get married on top of. (what ya think DebWaugh?) Have a great day honey and everyone else.

By Brock Waugh (Brock) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 02:10 am:

Dr. Nat I hope all is well down in texas and you are going to be alright. Would hate to have more people suffer like down in LA. Take care be safe.

By Betty, AZ (Betty) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 02:47 am:

Beautiful pictures Scott. A great screen saver. Guess there a few of us still up hey? In the west it isn't midnite yet tho. Have a great day everyone.

By Kelly Marshall (Kelly) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 05:34 am:

Dr. Nat: Best of luck to you with your evacuation and the saftey of your property. Hope all your neighbors leave as well. Keep us posted.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 06:33 am:

Some of us in TX don't have to worry. Rain would be appreciated. Mt. Houghton is really a great shot for the first day of autumn.

By Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 06:36 am:

Good morning & thanks for the great pictures!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 06:52 am:

Wish I was hiking at Mount Houghton right now...what a wonderful way to spend a day, eh. Great pics.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 07:19 am:

Stay safe, Dr. Nat. Get to higher ground.
Could you be evacuated to the Keweenaw?

By Cindy Lee Maki (Cindylee) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 08:00 am:

Dr. Nate, I sure hope all goes well for you!!! I'd be so scared. You can come up here to the Keweenaw. I don't have much room in my house but my 13 yr. old has bunk beds. Your more than welcome. Beside, I could use a Doctor. HaHa Be safe. I'll be praying for all of you. Great pic's Scott!!!!!!!

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 08:21 am:

I think the pic was taken from Mt bohemia?Looking north?

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 08:29 am:

Capt. & Dr.: What town are you in? We'l all be praying for you and your neighbors.

By Donald R. Elzinga (Donagain) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 08:38 am:

You are looking East from Mount Bohemia to see Mount Houghton! - One of the pictures I zapped into cyberspace last week by reformatting the camera memory was looking North at Mount Houghton from North Marquette County - There were some nice waves and a large chunk of Lake Superior in the foreground

By Charles in Adrian (Charlesinadrian) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 08:56 am:

I would like to thank Capt. Paul for his discussion yesterday of
the differences between the U.P.'s 3 iron ranges. Interesting!
And to think he must have been worrying at the time he wrote
that of Rita coming to visit. Thinking of Rita, last night I heard
one of those TV weatherpersons say that Rita was about 300
miles wide. The U.P. is about 300 miles long. Imagine a single
storm sweeping down across Lake Superior which could smash
the U.P. all the way from Ironwood to the Soo. Wow! (Or if you
are a troll like me, think of a single storm sweeping across Lake
Michigan all the way from New Buffalo to Mackinac City. That is
about 300 miles too.) Good grief!

By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 08:59 am:

Here's one of my favoriate quotes from Julia Hubbard Adams' short "Memories of a Copper Country Childhood." Her father was Lucius Lee Hubbard who, in 1891, came to MTU to teach minerology and after whom Hubbard Hall was named. " children and I a cottage at Bete Grise....after breakfast [dad]said, "Well, Julia, how about taking a walk with me?"...He headed for Mount Houghton....He was in his late seventies and I thirty-ish, but he led me a chase over fallen trees and through stubborn underbrush....[we] reached a clearing at the top of the mountain. He mopped his face and neck,... and said, 'Now, six paces from here and about there (pointing) there should be a stake.' He paced off the distance, stopped, parted the bushes and -- there was the stake! He had put it there himself thirty odd years ago..."

By Pauline (Yooperinpa) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 09:07 am:

It doesn't get any better than that! Good Morning UP! Missing the view of all of the colors! Wish I was there! Love this time of year.

By glenn parks (Formeryooper1) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 12:03 pm:

From the Mount Bohemia chair lift, would be my guess - Mt Houghton is actually a foot higher in elevation than Bohemia.

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 12:46 pm:

Beautiful pics again Mary.Just checked my email and found 2 messages from Texas friends. Painting friend from Port Lavaca is pulling out with her 3 kitties this morning. She's south of Galvaston along coast.Also heard from friend at RV park where we go in Rockport. They all are evacuatig north after trying to board up rec. hall etc. and batten down what they can. May the good Lord be with them and they return safely. We head down around Thanksgiving. Hope there's something left?!

By 4WDGreg (4wdgreg) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 08:05 pm:

Was the photo taken from the fire lookout tower on Mt. Bohemia? I'll be there in about 7 days! Can't wait!!!

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 09:44 pm:

Just arrived home after a mandatory evacuation courtesy of Hurricane Rita. Dr. Nat,I hope you are as lucky as we were ..... a little yard clean up and clearing the pool of all the stuff that was blown in and we'll be back to normal.
I love today's pictures. Bet the fall colors will be beautiful!

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