Jan 05-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: January: Jan 05-04
Winter Waterfall    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Frederic Koski

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 07:20 am:

That's right, this waterfall is somewhere in the U.P., but I don't know where. Let's assume in the central part, since Frederic Koski took this shot and he's from the Michigamme area. So, today's game is: Guess where the waterfall is located. There will be no prizes, just the satisfaction of knowing you were right! The only catch though, we'll have to rely on Frederic to give us the correct answer... because only the photographer knows for sure!

By Aaron, Michigan on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 07:24 am:

Bond Falls?

By Marsha, Genesee and Aura on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 08:13 am:

Another vote for Bond Falls.

By Dan U. Silver City, MI on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 08:35 am:

I think it is Agate Falls.

By Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT. on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 08:39 am:

Clueless in Houghton...

By upmi4me, Reynolds, IN on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 09:40 am:

Looks like HEAVEN to me!

By Patti, TN on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 10:07 am:

I vote for the 2005 Calendar. :)

By Bill B, St Clair on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 10:48 am:

Its not Bond or Agate falls. It is too sheer. I don't know where it is.

By Mel, Troll-ville. : on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 11:08 am:

There's so many options...

My guesses are either one of the Pictured Rock area falls (Miner's, or ? was there once, but can't remember what they looked like for the life of me), or the Falls River running through L'Anse. My memory's kinda foggy on those falls too though. Been outa da UP for too long... and it's only been 6 months.

By BT,TC on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 11:12 am:

No Idea....but what an awesome picture!

By Roger Kangas on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 11:27 am:

The only place that comes to mind that offers this vantage point is Canyon Falls.

By Ron Sibilsky MI. on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 11:34 am:

Tioga falls at the roadside park on US 41. Just guess.

By julie b., MI on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 12:01 pm:

It looks like Agate Falls to me too. Nice detail in the falls as well as the snow in the trees.

By Karen P, MN on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 12:08 pm:

I don't know where this is but it is a WOW. I'll save this to use as a desktop this summer. Right now, with the temp at -4F I don't need to look at snow and ice to cool down. Brrrrr

By Viki, Upstate NY on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 12:15 pm:

I'm clueless about the Falls too, but they sure are pretty. I finally made it home to the Yoop this summer, and I've got a couple lingering questions for anyone out there who may be able to help. First, can anyone tell me anything about the Bear Butt restaurant I passed on the way from Brevort to Tahquamenon Falls? (So good to know there's still a great sense of humor back home. I still giggle about that one.) Second, does anyone know anyone who works for Great Lakes Photography? I have a message for someone there... Thanks for any help you can give! :o)

By The Z-Man on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 12:29 pm:

I will guess Dee Lundeen Falls?

By remnar soady; bark river, MI on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 12:35 pm:

yellow dog falls hey?

By Jim Grill Calumet, MI on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 12:56 pm:

Looks like Agate Falls to me.

By mo, Lac La Belle on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 12:57 pm:

I'm sure I've seen that tree before, but just where was it.... if I could only remember.

By Steve, Il. on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 01:14 pm:

Definitely not Bond or Agate Falls. However, I don't believe I have seen these.

By finlander, painesdale on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 01:24 pm:

It is definately vesi falls

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 01:25 pm:

Agree, definiely not Bond or Agate falls. But, I do not have a clue what falls it is.

By Deep in Houghton on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 01:46 pm:

This is a big falls on a big river. That eliminates a lot of smaller streams. I think it is Agate Falls on the M Br. of the Ontonagon River just downstream (north) of M-28. Judging by the size of the trees above the falls it looks to be 25-30 feet in height and that fits for Agate. Let us know.

By thankful for snow, hoton on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 02:04 pm:

Not Agate, we start at the bottom of Agate falls to fish downstream and this is not that. I am no help on identifying the right answer though.

By Steve, NC on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 02:04 pm:

I second Dan Urbanski - Agate falls
...a long ways from the 80 degrees today here in the sunny south. Went sailing and didn't see any ice on the ocean ;)

By KM from Illinois on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 02:28 pm:

I've been visiting the UP all my life and I could be wrong, but could it be either Upper or Lower Tahquamenon Falls? It's been awhile since I've visited the "Root Beer" Falls though.

By Steve from Pittsburgh on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 02:29 pm:

Looks like somewhere I walked by in Copper Harbor just the other day. All waterfalls up here look similar, so if somebody gets it, they certainly know thier stuff!

By Mike B., Pittsburgh, Wishin I was back in the Yoop on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 02:35 pm:

I think it's one of the Tahquamenon Falls. Just a guess though.

By E. O. Weber , Florida on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 02:48 pm:

My guess is also Canyon Falls

By Rose - Channahon, IL on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 03:09 pm:

I'll bet my daughter Rosie will know which one this is! She lives in Illinois but is a Yooper in her heart!

By Clyde Elmblad...L'Anse, MI on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 03:09 pm:

This waterfalls is located on a river called Mountain Stream which runs between Mountain Lake and Pine Lake in the Huron Mountain Club. Frederic Koski's gallery has a few pictures from the Club such as the boathouse with 2 row boats on one of the Club's lakes and 2 pictures of waterfalls on the Styx River located within the Club boundries.
I got my source and saw other pictures on this very same falls from www.destinationmichigan.com.

Editor's note: I think Clyde got it! Check out this link to the site he mentions above: Mystery falls.

By Clyde Elmblad...L'Anse, MI on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 03:27 pm:

I forgot to mention, the name of this falls located in the Huron Mountain Club is called "Mountain Stream Upper Falls".

By Steve the flying troll on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 03:30 pm:

I think Clyde is right, but I never got caught sneaking around the HMC. because their security plays for keeps. It would take local "Lanser" to find this one............

By Jean P on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 03:37 pm:

The Bear Butt restaurant in Eckerman, Michigan, is owned by Tom & Lynn Guy. It is a good place to eat. The place is up for sale as the Guys want to move to Nova Scotia. Contact them if anyone is interested in buying it.

By Love dem falls! on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 03:52 pm:

Beautiful falls, great picture. Sorry to hear that it's "member's only" to see it though.
Thought I'd contribute a site that I think may have been mentioned here before, but is sooo worth a look. Has many UP waterfalls listed. Fun to look at and pretty music, too.

By troll without address today on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 04:05 pm:

So where do I send my ten bucks to join HMC?
Do you know that they made Henry Ford wait almost two years before accepting him as a member, as he owned a lot of UP land for wooden wheels, just to let him know that his "new money" carried little weight.

By Fred on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 04:37 pm:

Nice going Clyde, you got it.
Are you related to Don at Kissel, I bought my car from him a few years back.

By Clyde Elmblad...L'Anse, MI on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 04:39 pm:

Donnie is a distant cousin and a heck of a nice guy...

By walter p on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 05:11 pm:

it looks smaller than niagra very nice none the less

By Uncle John on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 05:19 pm:

I'd never join dat hoity-toity club, eh. Dose guys tink dere bigshots. Been up to da club couple times (legally). Sure is pretty, hey.

By Eleanor L.L. MI on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 08:14 pm:

I think it's Tahquomenan Falls up north of Newberry.

By Fred on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 09:40 pm:

Clyde Elmblad is right, it's Mountain Stream Falls. (I'm the photographer)
Thanks for looking, what a neat website pasty.com is.

By Brett on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 11:23 pm:

Whats up with the Bridge cam ? its awesome to look at night and see all the lights and the Bridge and everything else. Love your site Pasty ,later.

Brett, the Bridge Cam usually takes its last shot of the day around sunset. Today's was taken at 5:44pm. By clicking on the picture you can see a closeup of each shot, which occurs every 15 minutes throughout the day:

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Clyde Elmblad...L'Anse, MI on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 - 12:04 am:

Great pictures from around HMC Fred! The closest I've been to the Club was a shoreline boat trip last summer after visiting the Huron Islands. I know a few locals from my area who have taken uninvited canoe trips up the Pine River and got some photos of the cabins. One friend took a picture of an HMC guard as he followed him on foot along the river shoreline. The guards can't arrest you when you're in a boat in the water. But if you get out of the boat and step onto the shore, then they can arrest you for trespassing. I'm curious how you were able to get into the Club to take these great photos unless you're a member or work there.

By woo, too spooky on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 - 09:16 am:

All this talk of "The Club" suggests a book, in the tradition of "The Firm" or even "The Godfather", eh?
Just what the heck are those clubmembers up to in this new millenium that they have to be so SECRET??

By Nancy, warm in Florida on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 - 09:49 am:

Looks like Canyon Falls on route from Michigamme to the Keweenaw, but short of the giant sweet roll place. But I've never seen it in winter!! A great hike for the kids in the summer, though

By Aimee,Mi on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 - 02:03 pm:

Hey Fred! You made it!!! WTG Nice pics. This one is especially beautiful! See you this spring. Love the Cuisine at Home! Take care. =)

By The Bright One on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 - 12:01 am:

Well, it definately IS a waterfall...

By MQT Citizen who loves the land on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 - 10:36 am:

Clyde, thanks for the tip on the Pine River expedition. I know where I'm going next summer. Spread the word and let's explore the land that only a select few have been able to enjoy for the last century.

By Dan/pipewrench70 on Thursday, January 8, 2004 - 07:54 am:

Here's alink for the Bear Butt, it's for sale on

By bluehwy, U.P. on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 11:48 pm:

YES!!! MQT Citizen this is exactly the kind of attitude i wish i found more of up here. explore we must. when are we leaving?

By K. C., Mass. on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 02:40 pm:

I believe it's Mountain Stream Falls.

By Bob, NC on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 12:49 pm:

It is Mountain Stream Falls, I have been there hundreds of times, very beautiful. It is the outsource of Mountain Lake, a large lake south of Huron Mountain, west of Mt. Homer. (All part of Huron Mountain Club)

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