Mar 03-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: March: Mar 03-04
Sparkling spectacle    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Michael and Patricia Forgrave
Everybody ski!    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by John Wrycza

Mary Drew, tuning in from down South on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 06:15 am:

Looks like Michael and Patricia Forgrave were out in the Keweenaw sightseeing. They snapped this photo of the sunshine getting things started toward warming up Great Sand Bay. Never fear though, for all the folks that love the's only March, so we're sure to have a few more flakes fall. I bet we can count on a good St. Patrick's Day storm yet to come, along with a few more!

The second shot is from John Wrycza who sent us more links to his recent tour through the Keweenaw.

It's getting harder to remember what the cold and snow are all about, while I'm down south here in Florida. :-> Thank goodness I'm still able to connect back home with my Nationwide Dial-in. Don't leave home without it!!

By John Wrycza, Naperville, IL on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 06:18 am:

a pictorial view of 130mi of snowmobile ride from Hancock > Copper Harbor & back...(130mi) which offered the usual uncomparable 'tour of the northwoods'
trails heading North were excellent, Brockaway Mtn ridge
was very viewable, Copper Harbor wasn't very crowded, etc.
The trip South from LacLaBelle was a little challenging,
but thanks to mother nature it stayed light out until 6:30PM
I was able to take in some snowboarding & skiing at Mt Bohemia

PS, I believe that the Ski-Doo MXZ 500cc machine is MORE than I'll ever need - thank you Karla @ Evert's

my personal favorite pictures (being a guy of course)!
for a slideshow Needs a faster connection to load.

Some of the text was removed here by the editor - you can see all of the photos if you click on the link above.

By Tim, SW Lower Michigan on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 06:56 am:

Another great set of pics at Pasty Central! Being a former Yooper, I enjoy checking in each and every morning to re-live my past. Thanks for doing such a great service to us displaced yoopers.

I remember the days of powering a sled through the drifts...

By Karen, Plymouth, MI on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 08:31 am:

John W, thanks for the slide show. Your pictures were great. It was fun to see all the places we visit every September, covered in snow. Can't wait till we can go up there for a winter get away.

By JAD, Oscar, MI on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 09:25 am:

The school bus is another typical pic of the Keweenaw -- too bad.

By Tim, West Palm Beach, FL on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 09:51 am:

What restaurant is that in John's slide show?

By John Wrycza Naperville, IL on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 10:25 am:

Eagle Harbor Inn is the resturant with the fish sandwich & bloody mary

By Lesley on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 10:31 am:

Charlie, Jonothan, somebody .... can you check in on
how George Hite is doing and post it up here on these

By bs in TX on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 10:32 am:

today is March 3, 2004 Yeap year messed up our car calender too.

By Jeff M, FL on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 11:43 am:

Of all my fond memories of life in the Keweenaw, some of my favorites involve the wonderful people and the great food at the Eagle Harbor Inn! Has ownership changed in the past 8 or 9 years?

By ric, WI on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 11:56 am:

Eagle Harbor Inn is a GREAT place to eat!
Lunch, then the Lighthouse....what a great day!

By Roudy Mi on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 12:34 pm:

As of noonish yesterday George was out of surgery and in a recovery area. Not implying anything as to condition here. That's all I know.

By Suzanne Wisconsin on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 01:20 pm:

Can anyone tell me what the red flags and load limits mean this time of year? great pictures by the way.

By Laurium gal on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 02:02 pm:

Spring must be coming!! I had several robins in my mountain ash tree yesterday, feasting on what berries are left.

By Michele Houghton, MI on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 02:03 pm:

Hey, John W--- nice tour of da U.P., eh. Did you stop at the Suomi Restaurant while you were up here? If not, I suggest you put it on your list for next time.

Nice job on the photos, you've captured the essence of the area and it's people--- summed up in 2 words Beautiful, and Friendly! :) Come again!

PS I've visited Naperville, you live in a nice area as well, but I am partial to da U.P.

By Karen P, MN on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 03:26 pm:

To Suzanne Wisconsin: I'm not sure about the red flags but load limits refer to how much weight the road can structurally handle before damage is done to the road. In the spring when the snow melts and the ground thaws, the ground becomes saturated with water. A saturated roadbed can withstand less weight than when dry. Therefore, load limits or load restrictions are placed that prohibit some trucks that normally would use the road.

By Julie, WI on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 03:55 pm:

John W. The thing that concerns me is that you have a pic of someone pouring a booze type substance into a flask. I hope he wasn't driving a sled while drinking.

I have been pushing for safty on the trails since my husband was badly injured at the end of January.

I am a displaced Yooper and your pics remind my of home.

By Lonesome on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 05:13 pm:

Just before the sun comes up
I gaze out on the bay.
My soul is lifted by the sight
that opens up each day!

By Julie, WI on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 05:18 pm:

My husband's accident was not alcohol related, however after taking with the hospital staff at Ironwood Hospital, I was told that more often than not, they see a lot of snowmobilers come in with injuries that were related to drinking and driving snowmobiles. My concern is for the safety of others.

Keep the track side down and bring em back alive!

By Carole on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 05:21 pm:

I see Lesley beat me to posting on this site how George is doing. Can we have some sort of a daily update?

By Pasty Central on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 05:23 pm:

If you've recently received an attachment with a zip file, be
careful... it could be the new Bagle Worm. Don't open it.

The message body typically says that your computer may have
viruses and you need to click on the attachment and enter a
password that they have given you in the message.

The message might look like it's coming from your own ISP or
some other site. Remember... DON'T OPEN ATTACHMENTS!!!

By froggy on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 05:24 pm:

to suzanne wisconsin, these are called "frost laws" in some areas.

By Fred on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 06:33 pm:

"CONGRATULATIONS FINLANDIAS WOMENS BASKETBALL TEAM" for your National Championship, 03/03/2004.
Waaaaay to go Jessica!!

By maijaMI on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 06:51 pm:

What's wrong with the pastycam archives? I have been working my way thru from the beginning. I have gotten up to Dec, 2003. It comes up with all the Nov pictures. Jan and Feb 04 come up with "this page no longer exists"???

Thanks for alerting us about the missing link. It's been fixed now.

By pj,mi on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 08:37 pm:

Suzanne Wisconsin - the red flags on the long poles warn of a bump in the road - a pretty big bump!

By Peter , Australia on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 09:51 pm:

It is hot ( 100F ) and windy today , but not as hot as the concerted virus campaign to stop our fun . In addition to the advice from pasty central today, ensure your anti-virus software is continuously updated to stay one step ahead of the moron element who release these virus'. I received 8 bogus emails yesterday with virus infected attachments, but all were detected and eliminated . 5 purported to be from my ISP and I even had one last week purporting to be from Mary Drew at ! Stay vigilant guys.

By Mary Drew NOT sending out infected attachements on Thursday, March 4, 2004 - 12:01 am:

Absolutely do not open attachments unless you are expecting them or have scanned the attachment with an updated virus protection. I am not sending you viruses, but because my email address is openly available on this site, plus is in hundreds of email address books from emails I've sent on behalf of the galleries, etc., you may receive one spoofed with my address. If you don't know me personally, it would be pretty rare that I would send you an attachment along with an email about your gallery.

By Toivo, workin' the night shift on Thursday, March 4, 2004 - 02:13 am:

A message with a personal attack was removed, as well as the answers referencing it. Criticism can be well expressed, as in Julie's comment above, but please avoid personal attacks and name-calling.


By Ellen, Mi. on Thursday, March 4, 2004 - 07:16 am:

Thanks for the valuable info on the beagle virus. I was having trouble sending e-mail to one address and the next morn I received..staff@**** and so I opened it, click on and thought nothing of it. Well, you were right, I did a complete computer scan and sure enough, there it was....Thank goodness, Norton repaired it!! A valuable lesson learned here on PASTY.NET, Thanks for the Beautiful Pictures too,

By Julie, WI on Friday, March 5, 2004 - 01:18 am:

Thank you Toivo!

I do not want to single anyone out but I think we just have to be careful of what kind of messages we send to the general public. More often times than not we snowmobilers are giving a hard time about drinking and driving our snowmobiles. As a member of a snowmobile club here in WI we are all asked to refrain from drinking while driving on our club trips. We do stop at taverns but we are asked not to order any intoxicating substances while we are riding. It makes sense to me. WE do not want to endanger our lives or others while enjoying the local area.

I grew up in Calumet and have heard of some very nasty accidents. It really saddens me that people just don't value life as they should.

I have also been posting on John Dee's website about safety on the trails, but I usually catch a lot of flack about it.

Thanks again Toivo!

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