Feb 21-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: February: Feb 21-05
Trekking along the trail    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Nate Alwine
Mishicott Falls - 3rd Pier    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Nate Alwine
Same falls with a visitor!    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Nate Alwine

Mary Drew heading south for some R & R on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 05:15 am:

What a lucky pup in today's first shot shot. He's peering back at his masters, Nate Alwine and wife, waiting for them to catch up so they can get on with the hike and view the spectacular scenes ahead. When you think about the saying, "It's a dog's life", it sure embodies the existence of any canine fortunate enough to be residing in the Upper Peninsula. Getting to accompany his humans on a hike of the upper trail at Piers Gorge near Norway, to be rewarded with a view of the rushing Mishicott Falls (3rd Pier)... now that's living well. But wait a minute, take a good look at the second picture of the falls... it's a previous visit made to the same spot by Nate and friend Don. Can you spot Don in the middle of the cascade of rushing water? He's just coming over the falls... brrrrrr!!

Happy President's Day

Over the weekend, my hubby, my Mom and I headed south for the warmer climes of Brunswick, Georgia. By later this afternoon, I'll be basking in the sunshine, warming up those Yooper winter bones. Sure am glad to be able to keep in touch with home all along my travel route with Pasty.net, Nationwide Dial-in. Even while on vacation I need my U.P. fix each day! :->
By Jim & Pam Calumet on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 05:52 am:

When I saw the second picture, I took a second glance, but said naw, that cannot be what I think I see. Upon reading your comments, yes it was what i did see. Thanks

By Tim, Saint Clair Shores, MI on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 05:56 am:

My wife and I are going to Savannah, Georgia this week as well. It's nice down there, but not like the U.P.

By jAPEi on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 06:00 am:

Tunnen metsän tuoksun nenässäni
kuulen kosken pauhun korvissani
näen luonnon kauneuden silmissäni
mieleni lepää ja sydämeni nauttii
ihanaa olla tässä ja nyt.. .

By Susan, Fl on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 06:02 am:

Good morning to you
Good morning to you
We're all in our places
With bright shining faces
Good morning to you!

By Paul, Webberville Troll on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 06:03 am:

Good morning! What is friend Don doing in there!!!

By kosk in Toronto on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 06:39 am:

Susan in Florida,

I'll be checking for those Toronto Storyteller's
Festival programs when I get back from
teaching today. Lots of snow here in Toronto.
Beautiful, but it should make the bus rides
and walk to my school quite the challenge.
The snow plows are just starting to work on
the city streets.

Saying good-bye to our son in about half an
hour will be hard, but I am glad that he is
doing what he always wanted to do.

Oh no, I think this should have been posted in
What's Up. At least my last name has some
reference to waterfalls...

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 06:51 am:

Love the pictures, wish I could be there. Good Mornin to you too.

By Chris, Georgia on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 08:00 am:

What a gloomy day to be in Georgia! It's going to be warm enough, but with mist and showers. I am only 2 hours from Savannah and 3 hours from Brunswick. Wish I could meet you. Welcome, even if it's not the Keweenaw.

By Doug the Troll, Wixom, MI on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 08:17 am:

Such a serene and peaceful looking place to be. Nothing beats a walk in winter's woods!

By NKR Mishawaka IN on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 08:25 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. Beautiful pictures this morning but I can't believe that guy in the third picture. That has got to be cold. Hey Mary Drew, you and yours have a good time. Have a good day everyone.

By Nate, MI on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 08:40 am:

Hey NKR, the guy taking the picture (who was the first guy to go over the falls that day) grew up in Mishawaka :)


By maijaMI on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 08:42 am:

Have a well-deserved wonderful vacation, Mary.

Thoughts are with you, Kosk.

Doug the troll in Wixom: nice storm we got, hey?

By NKR Mishawaka IN on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 08:55 am:

Hi Nate, Thanks for the info. I know alot of adventureous & courageous (& a little crazy) people come from Mishawaka. The quy in the picture looks like he's having fun. That looks like some wild ride.

By halwine, MI on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 09:51 am:

My name is Hilarie, but I often go by "Nate's wife". :) We raft this river, the Menominee river, April through October. For information on commercial trips, visit wildmanranch.com or send me an email and I'd be glad to give you some info.

By sur5er on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 09:58 am:

Susan in Florida, I got a chuckle out of your 'good morning'. It reminded me of a song I sang to my daughter.

When my daughter was young, she was not a morning person (to say the least), and getting her up for school in the mornings was quite a feat.

So, I made up a goofy little song that I would sing each morning to her, when I woke her up.

Good morning!
Good morning!
Good morning to you!
Cha Cha!

By sur5er on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 09:58 am:


Glad to see that you are feeling better. :)

By Pete W. on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 11:15 am:

I was at Piers Gorge one spring during snow melt when the water was so high you couldn't see the falls.

By The Dam Guy, Parasite Creek on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 12:01 pm:

Having lived, briefly, in Niagara, WI, I am familiar with
Pier's Gorge. Exceptional paddling, for a short
distance. Volkswagon Rock comes to mind. Does
anyone know if Mike Mehne still runs Argosy
Adventures and raft trips thru the gorge?

By Nate, MI on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 12:19 pm:

As far as I know Agrosy does not run rafts through the gorge anymore. Kosirs and Wilman are the 2 most common rafting outfitters you'll see at the gorge nowadays.

Click on the link to see a slideshow of a raft running 3rd pier.


By Joel, California on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 12:23 pm:

Hello, what a beautiful place and thanks so much for the great pics. The day seems a bit vacant, if I haven't checked pasty.com, for my Keweenaw fix. My weeks are split between Laguna Beach and San Francisco and "Wow" I can see some blue sky
this morning!! It's been two weeks of rain and not enough beer... Thanks again for the Keweenaw
vibe. I'm always stoked for the great photos....

By The Ol' Stoker on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 12:36 pm:

When is the last time anyone "stoked" anything?

By Brian, cal city on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 12:45 pm:

I was stoked yesterday - boarding at Bohemia!!
Excellent powder!

By Doug the Troll's cousin on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 02:24 pm:

Wow, the pictures of Nate's rafting episode were very dramatic! What talent, I noticed everyone was smiling so it must have been truly fun.

By Kristin Stockbridge, MI on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 03:10 pm:

I'm already missing the U.P., and looking at these beautiful pics I'm already planning our next trip up for the third time this year here in the next couple weeks. We just got back on Friday night after doing a 1028 mile snowmobile trail adventure from Curtis to Copper Harbor to Big Bay and to all the other 23 enchanting stops along the way! Thank you for having this great site to keep me connected with my love of the U.P. :) Have a wonderful day everyone!

By troll in Eagle harbor on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 06:12 pm:

I stoke the stoves every day! Got 2 of'em...

By ert, GA on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 07:00 pm:

Oh, Mary, I wish I had time to meet you in Brunswick. I hope you'll spend some time at St. Simons Island and also Jekyll Island -- both favorite places of mine. And the weather should be rather warm this week -- maybe some rain, too.

Have FUN!

By pete, illinois on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 07:29 pm:

Susan, that song brings back memories for me also. Mrs mcDonald, our kindergarden teacher used to have us sing it just about every day, at Lincoln School in Hubbell, many many years ago. Pete in Illinois.

By Terri, Ohio on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 07:50 pm:

UP Wannabe from Ohio

Good evening everyone. I grew up here in Ohio, but spent every summer in the UP, most of it at Sault Ste Marie. What wonderful things I get to see from this website. Thanks!!!
My father used to work on the ore boats in the early to mid 50's. Was wondering if anyone has a picture of the Princeton. I would love to have a copy of it. What a great Father's Day gift that would be. I appreciate any help I can get. Thanks Again for the wonderful pictures, I come on here everyday to see the beautiful UP.

By maijaMI on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 09:00 pm:

sur5er: thanks!

By Mary Drew signing in from Brunswick, GA on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 10:10 pm:

We've arrived safe and sound here in Brunswick, GA. The weather is great...shorts and t-shirts...yahooo! :-)

ert,GA: We're definitely visiting St. Simons and Jekyll Islands. We plan on doing some bike riding around them both on the trails.

Tim, St. Clair Shores: We spent last night in Savannah, but didn't get much time to explore, since we headed to Brunswick today.

Chris, GA: Thanks for the welcome!

Thanks to everyone that wished us well in our travels. I'll be doing the Pasty Cam remotely for the next few weeks, so it'll be fun to be on the other side, looking in on the Keweenaw!

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 10:15 pm:

jAPEi, Kyllä!

By Fran,Ga on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 10:39 pm:

The pictures are beautiful.Those guys were brave!!

Mary,You missed a day of bad storms here in N.Ga. Had thunderstorms early this a.m.and they continued on and off all day. Downright nasty!

Have fun. I have always wanted to visit that area.

By Lansing,Michigan on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 11:17 pm:

Pete I went to Lincoln School in Hubbell,Mich too I have a picture of it but its 4 of july and the parade is in it.

Therese (Dulong) Dimet

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