48 Hours In The Yukon; Photo Journal By Hennygraphy
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Ever wondered what 48 hours in the Yukon look like? Think cold, grey skies, snow-capped mountains, campfire and tea by a wood stove. Some of our product made the journey with Hennygraphy and photographer Jong Sun Park on their 2 day, fully loaded trip of the Yukon. 

All photography credit to Hennygraphy. See more of the journey here.

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Shop our Up Knorth minimalist   t-shirt here.

Shop our Up Knorth minimalist t-shirt here.

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Our women's Cabin Socks doing the trick up north.   Shop them here.

Our women's Cabin Socks doing the trick up north. Shop them here.

Looking Ahead To Summer; Everything You Need To Know Before Hiking Berg Lake Trail
Berg Lake by  Panafoot via Flickr

Berg Lake by Panafoot via Flickr

Arguably one of the most scenic hikes around. The 23km trail takes about 7 hours to complete, and passes vistas most of us can't even imagine to be real. Any photos you've seen of this place are no comparison to the real thing. Along the way you will past through Kinney lake, white horn and the valley of a thousand falls - overall, hoping you catch a clear day, you will see 16 glaciers in the remote backcountry. 

On the Berg Lake Trail (Mt Robson Provincial Park, BC) by  Emanuel Smedbøl on 500px

On the Berg Lake Trail (Mt Robson Provincial Park, BC) by Emanuel Smedbøl on 500px

Additional info: The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September, with many half day and multi-day hikes starting from the Berg Lake Area. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. There are a few campsites, and very few facilities. This is not a hike for beginner or novice mountaineers. For additional info and reservations and trail maps visit: 

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/mt_robson/berg.html

Stay safe, respect the trails and do your homework before you go. Tag and share your stories at @upknorth and #upknorth.

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Winter Eats; Fancy S'mores
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Not everyone enjoys a campfire outdoors (hard to believe, we know). For those situations, you can take the traditional campfire dessert and bring it indoors. This unique twist elevates what would be a rustic, messy and unrefined treat - even though in our opinion, rustic and unrefined is typically the way to go. Nonetheless, the dessert is simple to put together, and is sure to impress at any gathering. 

Photography and recipe by The Faux Martha

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Modern Mountain Tree House; By Bengo Studio

The Qiyun Mountain Tree House is located in the region of Xining County. The exterior of the structure is completely clad in timber, focusing on a seamless camouflage to the natural surrounding of red cedar forests. the tree house is surrounded by a sea of red cedars.

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The 11-metre-tall tree house is of the same height as its neighboring mature-age red cedars. The house is a superposition of seven rooms as large as six to nine square meters, i.e., the entrance hall, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, the living room and the landscape room. The two sets of bedrooms and bathrooms are separated by the entrance hall, thus available for two families to live in at the same time without disturbing one another. The living room and the landscape room are built at the top of the house as public space. All seven rooms are connected by a spiral staircase in the center.

Built by Bengo Architects 

Located in Anhui, China. Photographs: Chen Hao, Courtesy of Bengo Studio

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Forest House; By Envelope A+D
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"Built on stilts to minimize the impact on the land, the cluster of tent cabins rise to the forest canopy, creating a ‘treehouse’ effect. The architects used treated Army canvas for the unconventional roofs, with sturdy nylon ropes acting as anchor. A detached structure houses the kitchen and living room, with an outdoor lounge area connecting the two. Other cabins, which also include a guest suite, contain private sleeping spaces and bathrooms. Specifically designed for the children, one of them features individual bunks built within the wooden walls." - Gessato Magazine 

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Photography by Richard Barnes

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Over the Knee Cabin Sock - Pumps & Plaid Review

"I'm always looking for more than just baggy sweatpants and an oversized t shirt to wear when lounging around at home. The cabin sock from Up Knorth is the thing I was looking for to fill that void. I'm always cold in the morning, and these are great to throw on to get up and make coffee on an early Sunday, or cozy up with at night while working on the blog or watching a movie.

If you're planning on camping this summer, or spending a night or two at a cabin in the mountains somewhere, make sure you have these with you for those chillier nights."

Find the full article on the Pumps & Plaid blog: http://bit.ly/2qALOT2

Written by Brittany Streissguth. Photography by Alyssa Monette

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ARK Shelter; Modular Micro Home

"The philosophy behind ARK is to go back to the basics by proving a living place within nature. With sides that fold open, ark adjusts to the landscape and becomes an extension of nature. Its panoramic views allow you to enjoy camping without giving up comfort, unlike anything before." - Founders De Backer,  Senkowski,  Mikovcák

The design has no fixed foundations, giving the advantage to place your home wherever you like. Whether it's lakeside, mountain side, or somewhere deep in the woods. The mobility of these units were designed specifically to allow owners to find their perfect place in nature with zero impact to the surrounding environment. Learn more: http://ark-shelter.com/

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Bourbon Spiked Hot Chocolate

Whether you're out camping or at the cabin, this is the perfect way to start off any weekend. Mix together the following ingredients for a classic, ultra-rich hot chocolate with a serious kick. 

1 cup whole milk

1 teaspoon cornstarch

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

2 teaspoons brown sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

2 oz semi sweet chocolate

½ teaspoon vanilla

1½ oz bourbon

Whipped cream

Caramel

Photography and recipe courtesy of A Cookie Named Desire

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