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Canoecopia 2012 Report (1 of 2)

The world’s largest paddlesport expo came along just in time for an early spring. Here’s what sprung this year (including UpNorthica as presenters). MORE >

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UpNorthica T-Shirts Are Here! Nab Yourself One for Free

Just in time for Canoecopia, we’ve uncrated a batch of UpNorthica schwag. MORE >

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March Gear Giveaway: Swedish FireSteel 2.0

UPDATE: Our winner for the giveaway is Brian Smith. Congrats, Brian! MORE >

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Ultra-light Solo Camping Trip

“The trail is un-groomed—no one has been out there all winter—and the snow is pretty deep”. Those were the words the park ranger told me when I inquired about camping at their lone, backpacking site. MORE >

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Snowfall in Spades and the Outfitter Report

Last week found the Boundary Waters under fresh snowfall, including a blizzard on Sunday. Read on for this and more news… MORE >

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7 Tips to Better Winter Photography

Taking pictures in the snowy season can present some distinct challenges. Here’s how to better your odds. MORE >

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Tuscarora Winter Camping on TV and the Outfitter Report

Some creatures in the BWCA hibernate, but the human ones aren’t among them. Your favorite outfitters have been busy with everything from a ski festival, to filming TV shows. MORE >

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Helsport Valhall

By Odin’s Raven! this large basecamp tent did catch our eye. Step inside and hear what we’ve learned about it. MORE >

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Clean Water Petition to Be Delivered Via Dogsled

Advocates for clean water in the Boundary Waters are determined to make themselves heard — with the help of sled dogs. MORE >

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Video: Gunflint Mail Run

Didja miss seeing the race in person? Don’t be too sad; watch this video. MORE >