Feb 26-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: February: Feb 26-05
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Photo by Rick Anderson

dizzy Toivo from Toivola on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 07:11 am:

Standing on top of Mount Ripley Ski Hill is something I consider a feat in itself, since I'm not much of a skier. Unless of course, you count strapping on a pair of snowshoes as skiing! So I can much more appreciate a shot like this one from Rick Anderson over at Skypixs, because there's a good chance I'll never make it to the top of that hill any other way. Now, don't those chairs on the ski-lift and the people waiting to take the plunge down that slope, look like tiny little ants from whatever altitude Rick is cruising? It's a pretty sure bet that the brave folks who do push off from the top there, are feeling like they're flying themselves, minus the wings and extra weight of the fuel. Look out below!

By wsands/clintontwp. on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 07:22 am:

Good Morning All.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 07:59 am:

As always, our thanks to Rick Anderson for sharing his aerial explorations with PastyCam Watchers, and thanks for the long-time sponsorship support provided by Skypixs.

We'd like to welcome one of our newest sponsors at Pasty Central: "Prime Designs", which has played an important role in some unique mechanical inventions of the Copper Country.

By Frank,,,,,,Milw........ on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 09:05 am:

Even with the sun out it looks cold to me!! This evening I will curl up next to my fire-place and read "The Myths of Global Warming". Stay warm everyone...

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 10:11 am:

Mornin--sunshine here and 41.

By Yooper Stuck in PA on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 10:19 am:

Is the Pasty Site broadcasting the UP volley ball tournament?

By Doug the Troll, Wixom, MI on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 10:26 am:

I think I'd take the snowshoes over skiis these days. Beautiful bright, cold day today - perfect for a long trek out in the woods.... in my snowshoes.

By copper country resident on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 10:28 am:

Thanks, Rick Anderson for the great skypics!
They are always enjoyable to see. Keep up the great work!

By Dave Hiltunen In the Smoky's TN. on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 11:05 am:

I wreckin deep inside of me I miss living in Dollar Bay where I grew up for 18 yrs.then I went South to Metro Detroit for many more yrs.where it was a nice 535 mile drive North on I 75 to da big bridge,US 2 where Lake MI.is always in her glory, we often took a break at Cut River Bridge,then up to 117 to M 28. 41 to 26.My last trip was in 2003 April.Then my brother,in a T shirt, was removing the snow where he had to pile it up all Winter to make room to get in and out of the garage'house ect.It was a beautifull Spring day and his wife wanted to hang cloths on the line.I heard more snow-blowers start up,all his neighbors where doing the same.He had to buy the beer cause he started it.I just had to take some pic's of that.It won't be long the Yooper wifes will want there husband's to do that yearly task.Don't know when I'll be back up that way? What I do know is I will get even softer now being here in TN. where the average snowfall is 9 inches a year,right now it is'well let's just say it is very nice weather! So off to Cade's Cove in the Mountian's today and go on up to the TN./NC.State line and hope to make a snowball.I realy do miss staying at the Super 8 looking at the Ripley Ski Hill this time of year.Come to think of it I miss it any season.That is what inspired me to write this as it is not far from Dollar Bay.THANK YOU TOIVO for making me homesick. Sick is not the best term.Happy to be reminded of my ROOTS.Glad to have been sprung up not far up the road from this Ski Hill.Yoosta-Be-A-Yooper. Then a Troll. Now a Yankee. Good Day eh.

By yooper at university of north dakota on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 12:17 pm:

Speaking of ski hill, i spent last weekend out in bozeman montana snowboarding in the rockies, that is some beautiful country out there, it was nice to be in some terrain living in flatland north dakota and all....have a good weekend

By Joel, Laguna Beach on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 12:30 pm:

It's Sunny and 65 here in the friendly confines of Laguna Beach. Thanks for the nice photo Rick. Interpol, in the media player, the kettle is whistling and it's time for some morning tea. Have a great Saturday everybody....

By Fran,Ga on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 01:12 pm:

Dave, the Ripley Ski Hill picture did the same to me! Gosh when I am that close I am definitely home. Just a couple more minutes and there is good old $Bay! You were smart to move to the Smokys--at least you get to see snow.Here in N.Ga we hardly ever get snow but they do get it on the nearby mountains in Chattanooga. It is coldish but pretty today.

By Roudy Mi. on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 01:58 pm:

Tried driving a Volkswagon up there one time years ago. Wasn't bad going up till it wouldn't go any more,but trying to come back down backwards was sure hair raising!!!!

By Twin B, CO on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 02:37 pm:

Well, looky there, snow...Happy Birthday Twin A...your looking older these days...at least by 12 minutes. Wonder how much snow there was on the ground up at Calumet Memorial that day...so long ago! We're all praying for your surgery at Mayo week after next...don't terrorize the staff...I'll do that for you. Love Twin B

By Twin A , CO on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 05:21 pm:

Happy Birthday, Twin B!! Older is better even if it is only by 12 minutes - I'm much wiser!! Talked to Bill Penprase a bit ago - he was the one that predicted that mom was having twins since she didn't know - what a shock!! Bill didn't remember it was our birthday - he was checking to see how things were setting up for my surgery. See you at Mayo!!

By FLYIN DA J on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 05:39 pm:

I still think a tray stolen from Wadsworth was the appropriate way to travel down Mt. Ripley in the dark at about 11:00 PM. Long walk up...short but exciting trip down....Beer may have been involved...........

By Pasty Cam reader on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 07:38 pm:

MaijaMi- You talked me into coming back. Guess my Croatian upbringing made me react too harsh.
Pardon me for my ignorance. All is well???
Hope so, like you said, everyone has their opinion. Thanks for the pep talk. Have a great evening.

The lively exchange regarding foreign language posts was redirected to the What'sUP page.

By Matthew Homola brother on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 10:02 pm:

Jeffrey Earl Homola

HANCOCK - Jeffrey Earl Homola, 26, a resident of the Coal Dock Road, Hancock, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 10, 2005, due to injuries sustained in a skiing accident at the Mount Ripley Ski Hill in Ripley.

He was born in Hancock on July 8, 1978 with Down's Syndrome, a beloved son of George and Kathleen (Jouppe) Homola.

Jeffrey was a graduate of the Copper Country Intermediate School District School in Hancock. He currently was employed with the BHK Community Action Agency.
He was a member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church in Hancock.

Jeffrey touched the hearts of all people he met and his love and caretaking will always be remembered.

By Judy Chesaning MI on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 11:40 pm:

My most sincere sympathy to the Homola family. You were blessed with having an angel named Jeffrey in your midst for those 26 years. Downs children are very special. May God hold each of you close in His loving care and comfort your hearts and minds.

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