Photo: Lisa Ender

Now Begins the Dragon Boat Festival

This weekend, Grand Marais, MN hosts what may be the most festive paddling event, anywhere. And UpNorthica is not only there… we’ve got someone in the boat! MORE >


Photo Friday: Dew on Tamarack Boughs

Check out this lovely sign of green-up in the North. MORE >


BWCA Portages on Google Maps?

Most of us knew it was only a matter of time until Google had even the Boundary Waters mapped… has that time come? MORE >


Northern Solitudes Art Show

Here’s our re-cap of the opening reception, and why you should catch the show too. MORE >


Drips, Trips, Tips and The Outfitter Report

It’s an extra-long summer kickoff report. There’s lots to catch up on, so dive in! MORE >


New Feature: GearBacker

What’s better than new gear love? Showing some love to the geniuses who invent it! MORE >

UpNorthica t-shirt

Gear Giveaway: His & Hers UpNorthica T-Shirts

UPDATE: Our two winners are Vicki Hans and Ryan Fox. Congrats, and thanks to all who entered! MORE >


Loons Return to the Gunflint and The Outfitter Report

Everyone wants to get back on the water; see who’s been doing it. Plus, some interesting moose sightings, and more. MORE >


Put Some Fun in Your Food Caches

Surprise treats mean a lot on a trip — just ask Norwegian explorer Aleksander Gamme, who in this video finds a secret stash of junk food, and promptly freaks out. MORE >


Canoecopia 2012 Report (2 of 2)

A Saturday at Canoecopia is like a day at the fair; you see all you can and try a little of everything, but the crowds are half the enjoyment. MORE >