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Pictured Rocks Road Trip, May 2015 Edition

May 24, 2015 | Leave a comment

It’s Memorial Day weekend, which makes the beginning of summer road tripping season. And yesterday was one of those epic Upper Peninsula days. The plan was simple, get a late start and head to Pictured Rocks for the sunset. And it was worth each and every mosquito bite. Truthfully, the mosquitos weren’t that bad as long as we kept moving. Typically when we post photos to Instagram and Twitter you see photos taken from a beat up … Read more

Michigan Ice Film

The Michigan Ice Film and a Q&A with Aaron Peterson

Mar 2, 2015 | Leave a comment

UPDATE: You can now rent or download The Michigan Ice Film. If you like local folklore, adventure, winter, or simply live in Michigan, you need to check it out. Much respect to Aaron and his crew for putting this amazing film together during the coldest winters on record.   Let us introduce you to Aaron Peterson. Aaron is the driving force behind Cold & Clear Cinema. Last year his team brought us Cold Rolled (you … Read more

Marquette Ore Dock Sunrise

For Stunning Sunrise and Sunset Photos, Find Exactly Where the Sun is

Feb 10, 2015 | Leave a comment

It turns out we enjoy taking lots of photos of sunrises and sunsets, a whole lot. But can you blame us? “The biggest cliche in photography is sunrise and sunset.” – Catherine Opie To Catherine’s point, yes, there are a lot of photos of sunrises and sunsets in the world. After all it happens every day. However, cliche or not, to us it really doesn’t matter. I have never taken the time to watch a sunrise … Read more

Yoopers in San Francisco

906 Visits the Pacific Coast

Jan 19, 2015 | Leave a comment

From the great Labor Day adventure and being a part of the MQT Plaidurday this year, I learned all about Yooper Steez and its beginnings. As I was finishing school at Northern Michigan University this past December, I became inspired by the Hometown Invasion Tour that kickstarted Yooper Steez. Approaching graduation gave me anxiety about my future and even though I secured an awesome job at Elegant Seagulls, I found myself itching to embark on … Read more

Keweenaw Adventure Company

Gravity Fed: Mountain Bike Shuttles in Copper Harbor

Sep 27, 2014 | Leave a comment

Destination mountain bike trails weave through the terrain of the Upper Peninsula. The Keweenaw itself hosts over 100 miles of sweet singletrack trails for riders of all skill levels. Copper Harbor and Marquette have each been deemed a Ride Center destination from the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Ontonagon has trails and a race through the old mines in that area. But now gravity is taking over. It used to be that only ski hills with … Read more

Great Lakes Surfing

Red Bull New Wave: Surfing the Great Lakes

Sep 10, 2014 | Leave a comment

A few years ago, big wave surfer Jamie Sterling came to Lake Superior for some surfing. He grew up surfing big waves in Hawaii since a young boy. And well, it’s pretty rad. Not much more we can say, just enjoy the beautiful footage! Somehow this one slipped through the cracks, as it took place in 2011. Thanks to our buddy Teddy for sending the footy over this way. It has been amazing to see … Read more

2014 Mackianc Bridge Walk

Labor Day Road Trip

Sep 2, 2014 | Leave a comment

Miles Drive Time Total Time 370.9 6.7 hrs 16 hrs The Mighty Mac! I have driven across countless times, I have been underneath a couple of times, and I was even fortunate enough to go to the top, but one thing I have never done is walk across the bridge for the annual Mackinac Bridge Walk on Labor Day. That’s all I need for the a spur of the moment road trip.   4:00 a.m. That is the … Read more

Wildflowers on Mackinac Island

Wild Bloomers on Mackinac Island

Jul 27, 2014 | Leave a comment

Have you been to Mackinac Island?  If so, did you venture beyond the fudge shops and beaches to the untamed interior?  As a lover of all things that bloom, I felt like I was in paradise once I made it to the island’s internal trails. If you’re into wildflowers too, you may know that timing dictates the species.  I visited in early June this summer, so the initial bloomers were popping up all over.  Colorful … Read more

Upper Peninsula Auroras

Chasing Auroras in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Jun 29, 2014 | Leave a comment

Have you seen the Northern Lights dancing across the starry skies? The U.P. offers a good opportunity for viewing Auroras. I want to share some tips for successful Aurora chasing. Step 1: Kp Numbers The Kp number refers to the strength of the Auroras. Auroras with Kp 5 and higher are considered storm level and can be seen farther south. Use the map below (from NOAA.gov) to find the Kp number needed for your area. … Read more

Lake Medora Kitesurfing

Kiteboarding: Catching On and Catching Air in the Keweenaw

May 14, 2014 | Leave a comment

Kiteboarding is making its way to the Keweenaw Peninsula and Lake Superior.  Off the shores of McLain State Park in Hancock, to Keystone Bay near Copper Harbor, kitesurfing and kiteboarding are on a roll. This past winter, the locals in Copper Harbor hosted their first annual Superior Gales Kitefest, held the first weekend of spring.  About a dozen enthusiastic kiters came from Michigan and Wisconsin to shred the frozen, snow-covered lakes. To execute this kiting … Read more

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