Jan 22-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: January: Jan 22-03
Cold, cold waterfront    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Z-man

By Scott, Wisconsin on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 06:33 pm:

The area has real charactor and sense of place.
I hope it stays that way a long time.
I see too much development in some other

By DENISE CC on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 06:47 pm:


By Grandmas Pasties, MN on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 07:01 pm:

Right on, Scott. When we bought the cabin in Brainerd, MN it was woodsy and so on, now it looks like an extension of the I494 strip in Bloomington. Let's keep the natural areas, natural. *** Sandy ***

By Kevin, Missouri on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 07:33 pm:

How does one send upload of a U.P. picture?

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 08:45 pm:


The way Z-man sent us this shot was by email at: photos@pasty.com.

By pk, il on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 08:46 pm:

they say an environmentalist is someone who already has their cabin in the woods.

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 08:59 pm:

Ooooo! A cabin in the woods of Keweenaw County. THAT would be a dream come true! (As long as I can see Lake Superior from the front window!)

By JoAnne Stefanac, Washington on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 10:20 pm:

Where was this shot taken? It sure is beautiful but you can SEE how cold it is!

By Nita, Northwestern CA on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 10:44 pm:

To pk,il

In California that environmentalist who has the cabin in the woods also has a redwood hot tub on his redwood deck and sits at his redwood picnic table while sipping his California wine.

By Luanne Dickeyville WI on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 10:57 pm:

The picture is taken at Chutes and Ladders. Also known as the Ray Kestner Waterfront Pavillion , the waterfront park in Houghton.

By finkin - MI on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 11:14 pm:

What's wrong with this picture?
Oh ya, the picnic tables aren't climbing the trees!

By John, Austin Texas on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 04:36 am:

I hate being stuck down here. I wish I was back up north looking at beautiful scenery like this. Only six years to retirement and I will be back in the UP!!!

By Cold in Bama too ! on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 04:39 am:

finkin, I thought the very same thing, figured it must be in Wisconsin or something !

By Boo MI on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 06:51 am:

These picnic table are not allowed to climb trees, as you can see they are all chained to the ground. They must be a really wild bunch when they get in the trees

By me on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 07:28 am:

As frigid as it can get, and as fierce as winter can be...this has got to be the most glorious spot on the planet!

By PSmith SC on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 08:07 am:

KestnerPark-is this the park about a half mile west of the bridge on the Houghton side of the canal? I am having a problem getting oriented. It look like we should be facing east however there is no bridge in view. Can someone straighten me out on this by identifying some of the landmarks etc? Thank You.

By MMLLMI on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 08:22 am:

I can always count on a good laugh on the pasty cam! Whether talking about 'wild, tree climbing' picnic tables, or a good rib to the environmentalist...it makes me miss the Jan Tucker show less! Now that the local station doesn't carry her, my house doesn't have a good location for radio reception to pick up Y101 FM. Youz Guyz are becoming my NEW local celebrities! (sorry, Jan)

By smf, virginia on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 08:46 am:

not to be bitter or anything, but, that same environmentalist in california sitting on his redwood deck while in his redwood hot tub and the rest of his family sitting at the redwood table, is the same guy who is complaining about the spotted owls crapping on all his redwood stuff because he lobbied to stop logging in order to save it..who put loggers out of business and people in the unemployment lines with children to feed and mortgages to pay...all that said, i enjoy looking at this site everyday since a friend of mine told me about it..she is from the up and i would agree with her that it looks like a beautiful place, i'm just thankful that i can view all the snow and cold from 1000 miles away!!keep the pictures coming because i never get tired of looking at all GOD has created, including us!!!!!

By Lily on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 08:59 am:

To Nita, NW CA: I missed the sort of location you described when I was last in CA, but definitely enjoyed the drive from LA to Palm Springs to the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, ending up in Fullerton. Then there was the drive up the Pacific Coast Highway, making a side-trip to a vineyard (Lincourt) northeast of Santa Barbara (enjoyed some of the best wine I've ever tasted!). It's great to get out of the UP to tour this beautiful country.

By Mary, Houghton on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 09:08 am:

To PSmith SC:
Yes, this is the park just west of the Bridge looking northwest where the canal takes a sharp turn to the north toward McLain State Park. Hancock Beach is just around the bend on the far right side. The land straight ahead is Stanton Twp., south of the canal.

By Tina, Howell, MI on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 09:46 am:

Thanks for the great picture. Reminds me of the countless drives I made along the Canal Road on my way home. I'd have a stiff neck and shoulders all winter from tensing up from the cold weather and from trying to keep my jeep on the road!

By D. lake Linden, MI on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 10:28 am:

Da yoopers chained the scene to the ground so it wouldn't escape. Beauty is hard to hang on to.

By Chris, MN on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 10:28 am:

1 vote for WOW!

By JuanKeyholie, Top-of-the-Hill Hancock on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 10:51 am:

Ya, ya, you all say this looks so blooty-wonderful. You didn't have to wake up to a house that was about 45 degrees this morning did you? I live right across the water, on top of the hill, from where this shot is taken, and let me tell you, a blaring woodstove, plus kerosene heater is just barely keeping my house warm this past week.

Yes, it is beautiful, but it's hard to enjoy when you're freezing your cahonies off! Someone send just a couple degrees worth of warmth this way, PLEASE! :-)

(No sour-apples, I love living up here, I'm just grumpy because of the bitter cold this past week.)

By finkin - MI on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 11:06 am:

We can't feel sorry for ya this time, Juan...it's bbbelow zzzero everywhere!!

Ooops, I missed the chains the first time.

By Mike, Hernando Mississippi on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 11:08 am:

A great picture. I am looking forward to seeing this first-hand next year when I move to the UP. We used to have scenes like this in North East Ohio. Nothing like that in North West Mississippi although the thermometer read 10 degrees this morning.

By Karen P, St Paul/Mpls MN on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 12:00 pm:

Juan: I would be grumpy too if I had to rely on a karosene heater and a woodstove. There are many times I wished that I had a woodstove. Not as a primary source of heat but as a fringe benefit. This week I appreciate my gas furnace and city utilities. It was -11F when I woke up this morning, the radio said -24F with windchill.

By Sherry in FL on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 12:02 pm:

I know it is really cold up there, but here in North FL we will be waking up to temps about 15 degrees tomorrow morning. That for us that happens once in 10 years or so. Saturday morning will be a little warmer and 18 or so. Daytime temps expected around 28 to 30, winds blowing 15 to 25 miles per hour. I moved from MI to FL to get away from that kind of weather, but at least I do not have to shovel snow. Hopfully next week will be more normal in the 50's & 60's. Should not really complain cause it last only for a few days not like the UP with about 4 to 5 months of winter.
Do love all the pics of snow etc so thanks to all that provide them.

By Dave G., WA on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 12:45 pm:

Many, Many compliments to the Bakers and Helpers from Still Waters at Pasty Central. Yesterday, I received my first order of fresh Pasties and my wife and I feasted on them for dinner last night....yummm! They taste just like I remmember them!! I'll be placing another order soon.. If anyone hasn't tried them yet, you are missing out.. Thanks for selling your product over the internet..

By Craig, Hancock, MI on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 02:03 pm:


By kiwi9mm, MN on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 02:56 pm:

Sending my hubby up your way to the UP with 9 other guys next week. Looks like he is in for a treat with his sled. Wish I could come too...no snow here in Southern MN!! Bummer....

By Yooper in Indiana on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 03:18 pm:

just let it keep snowing, but might need a little warmer temperature, to cure the trails and form a good base rather than blowing snow. Counting the days now,,,,will be there at Eagle Harbor on 12th of February, hopefully for a good riding weekend,,,maybe good food too! Should be a good bunch from a cross section of the midwest, and south and perhaps England too. MN, IN and AL.

By xdsarnoff on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 03:25 pm:

Surprised it's not called Walmart Park after Kestner's baby. Beautiful shot. Nice WOW.

By JK Nevada on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 03:31 pm:

Beautiful picture. Love to look at the snow but that is close enough for me. My father was born and raised in Hancock, so we vacationed in the UP. Always in the summer time. The weather is great then, compared to Nevada. Anyone know GINO'S address or phone #? Do they ship their sauce out of state?

By traveller on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 03:34 pm:

BRRRR! It is cold everywhere. Even out in Southern California it's an overcast and chilly 63 degrees. Get your woolies!

By Lee, Mi. on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 03:37 pm:

Gino's phone number is 906-482 3020. I love the pizza! I don't know if they ship but it never hurts to ask.

By Karen-Washington on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 04:29 pm:

Love the picture, it looks still, crisp and peaceful. Today I don't wish I was there, there are times that I do tho. I can remember in this cold freezing weather walking backwards to school(in Calumet) the cold hurt the lungs so bad. Today, after a major rain and wind storm in the night, its 56 degrees. I'm on my way to take a walk on the Skagit river and look at the eagles, ducks and look for the beaver that is taking all the trees down alomg side the river. Stay warm.

By Pete Wi. on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 04:57 pm:

Do they still keep a snow blower on the roof of Dee? If so how about a pic of that?

By FC MI on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 05:31 pm:

Beautiful picture, but I have been looking at it for two days now. Where is Thursday's picture or did I miss something?

By Dam Guy, Parasite Creek on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 06:30 pm:

FC, here in Da Yoop, we just skip from Monday to Friday. Those other days are purely ornamental. Sometimes we throw in a Thursday night during a leap year, but only if there's beer specials. How do we do it? It's those crafty engineers from MTU...

By Alice, Ventura, CA on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 08:47 pm:

To pk,il
Also in California, a Santa Barbarian is someone who got there before you did, and doesn't want you to stay.

By Nita, Northwestern CA on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 10:36 pm:

To Lily
You missed a whole other world by not heading further north in CA. You can drive north of the San Francisco Bay area for 6 - 7 hours and still be in California, really. Lovely mountains,tall trees, rivers, beautiful sea shore, small towns, not many people,( not much work either). Somewhat like the UP without the snow and bitter cold. And I don't believe you can buy a pasty here either, (unless you order from Still Waters)

By Ken from da UP on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 11:44 pm:

When I saw 'Chutes and Ladders', I thought it was going to be the ore dock in Marquette. :o) Y'know, the ore chutes and ladders at the dock? Been to McClain Park many times but guess I didn't look across the canal at the right place. And yes, the wind sure is cold here in Cornell, too.

By JK, NV. on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 03:13 pm:

Lee, MI.

Thanks for the phone # for GINO'S


By No ants at this picnic area! on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 10:12 pm:


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