PHOTOS & RECENT NEWS
Find Your North
A recent article about the Ironwood Area and Whitecap Kayak by Shalee Wanders
There’s something about a place that feels like home the moment you arrive.
Less than four hours after landing in Ironwood, Michigan, I’m standing in the middle of a black and red plaid street, surrounded by over three-hundred individuals (and dogs) wearing every shade and style of plaid you can imagine. Babies are sporting plaid onesies and pint-sized Stormy Kromer hats. Dogs are wrapped in plaid blankets. It was “Plaidurday” as they called it, and it seemed the entire community was out to play.
It’s apparent here that the chilly northern temperatures are drastically warmed by those who call it home. In the moment I stepped out on the bustling downtown block.....
The Gales Storm Gathering
A recent article about the Gales Storm Gathering and Whitecap Kayak by Jennifer Yearly
Last month I had the pleasure and privilege of coaching at The Gales Storm Gathering sea kayaking event in Marquette Michigan. I had received the invitation over the summer from one of the organizers, Keith Wikle, and was very excited about it. I knew of the event’s existence, but very little else, had never paddled the Great Lakes before, and saw this as a great learning opportunity. Okay! Michigan-bound!
The event was centered in Marquette, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Having lost contact with whatever geographical knowledge I may have once had about Michigan, I was surprised to find that the Upper Peninsula actually is attached to Wisconsin, and is bounded on the north by Lake Superior, and on the south by Lake Michigan. It’s known for outdoorsy pastimes of every description, and the locals are called Yoopers. See what cool stuff you learn when you travel?...
"The staff at Whitecap Kayak were so friendly and accommodating to our trip needs. They were knowledgeable which made the planning process smooth and easy, and the trip fun and informative. They made sure we had everything we needed, not only guided us but got to know us and cared about us, and joyfully cooked for us at our camp site." - Esther
"Wonderful 2 night kayak trip to visit Apostle Islands. Visited Sand, York, Raspberry and Oak. Guides Kyle and Kiah were awesome. Meals were fabulous! Fresh ingredients and plenty of it. Great experience with our 2 teenage sons. Highly recommend!" - Julie