Altru Health System teams up with GUP

Altru Health System has generously donated $1000 to provide need based scholarships for GUP's summer adventure camp - a four day camp slated for the 11th through the 14th of June.  Campers aged 11-15 will learn map and compass navigation, mountain biking skills, pack-rafting, and teamwork over the four days. The rigorous schedule will culminate in an overnight stay in Turtle River State Park on Wednesday night and a real adventure race experience the following morning.  For more info, email

Thoughts on youth

Ground UP adventures is reorganizing a bit - our focus as an organization is turing exclusively towards promoting and providing adventuring for youth.  I'm pretty excited about the change because its a move towards something i really believe in.  Here's a brief essay that gives a bit of insight into why i think its so important to get kids involved in (or at the very least give them the option to get involved in) genuine adventures.

Mt. bike race comes to Turtle River State Park

END-TOMBED, ENDracing's final race of the year, took place last weekend in Turtle River State Park.  The halloween themed 12 hour mountain bike race drew 75 bikers, over half from outside of Grand Forks, and may have been the biggest bike race in North Dakota this year!  The event was fantastic - phenomenal course, great venue (thanks TRSP!), awesome food from Dakota Harvest, tons of awesome prizes, excellent music, and a fun vibe the whole day through.