Now Begins the Dragon Boat Festival

Photo: Lisa Ender

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 >

Gear Giveaway: His & Hers UpNorthica T-Shirts

UpNorthica t-shirt

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 >