The Family Adventure Race (FAR) is Sunday, September 27th 2015, from 1:00-3:30 pm. This race lets parents come out and have fun in the "wilderness" with the kids. Kids from ages 6-16 can race on a family team (kids and grownups) or a youth team (just kids). Entry is $15 per kid aged 0-16, and adults and kids younger than six race free. Click on the above title for more information or Sign up here: http://groundupadventures.com/node/472
Because of river conditions (mud to your knees) and boat ramp construction, the James R. Fleeker Boathouse will temporarily move to the Lincoln Park Drive Boat Ramp on Friday, July 17th. Boathouse will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm - 6 pm. Want to take a SUP, Kayak or Canoe to the lake? Weekend rentals only $55!
Saturday and Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Craft||For 90 minutes||ea addl hour||Per Day|
|Kayak||$5 (solo) $10 (tandem)||$5||$20|
History of recreation on the Red (from Leitch and Krenz, 2013; "A River Runs North: Managing an International River")
Location: Downtown Grand Forks, ND
If you've ended up here looking for Northern Heights Rock Gym or the James R. Fleeker Memorial Boathouse on the Red, don't worry--we've rolled the websites together to make things easier. If you stumble across something wrong (broken links, missing images, etc.), please let us know.
Image from tracyshaun on Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0.
Image: New team member Paige on the big wall.
In early April, eleven members of the Ground UP Adventures Climbing Team traveled to the Vertical Endeavors Rock Gym in Minneapolis. Some of the VE walls are 60’ high, somewhat taller than our team is used to, but all performed great, placing very respectably for such a large competition (over 100 kids) in such a large metro area. GUP climbing coaches also represented us well. Emily Orr took third in the Women’s Advanced category, with Elizabeth Carr just behind in fifth. Veteran coaches Betsy and Dexter Perkins topped the senior citizen, oops, I mean the Master’s Women’s and Men’s categories. See more photos from the competition, taken by Board member and GUP Photographer Wes Peck at https://www.flickr.com/photos/endracing/sets/72157649654988854/.