Up North Guided Tours is focused on you, your expectations, and your outdoor adventure in the Cable Area with us whether it be by fat bike, snowshoe and/or canoe! Our dedication to you is in our comprehensive support services, outdoor safety preparedness, backcountry knowledge and familiarity which creates memorable off-the-beaten-path outdoor experience, attention on customer service/your experience, high performance equipment, and lead guide who knows how to provide challenge without going overboard while remaining flexible and adaptive on-the-fly as circumstances dictate. We have an extensive playbook of tour routes and idyllic views that people do not find on their own, as we strive to get you out of the periphery and into the backcountry!
Our guided tours are custom tailored to your interests, experience, and physical condition. We are not just talking about taking you on routes that are appropriate for your skill level. Your tour is private to you/your group since we do not put different groups together on the the same tour. We listen to and come through with what you want, as some want views while others want terrain diversity, some want the secret trails/spots, and others want personalized instruction. We are flexible and do cater to small groups of family, friends and colleagues who are looking for supported, outdoor bonding/team building opportunities!
Your lead guide, Josh Washlow, has been canoeing and camping in the Cable area since 1981, riding off-road bike since ’83/fat bike since 2009, backcountry snowshoeing since the Winter of ’93/’94, and a Wilderness First Responder since 2016. Josh fosters backcountry skills growth through appropriate challenge, low-key instruction, encouragement, and safety precautions, but the fun in all of this is not lost on Josh. It’s all about you enjoying the outdoors!
Any season at any time with your reservations made at least a few days in advance!
Cable Area Day Trip Guided Tours:
$270 for 1 – 3 participants, $80 for each additional participant, includes healthy/local sandwich dinner (can be “to go”), tours can be single or multi-activity based; and
$495 for 1 – 3 participants, $150 for each additional participant, includes healthy/local sandwich dinner (can be “to go”) or cookout, tours are multi-activity based.
*Add $80/Participant (plus tax) who requires additional fat bike equipment beyond our available fleet. Bike fleet availability is first come, first served. Our full fleet consists of 4 Borealis Flumes (15″, 17″, 19″ and 21″), a medium Surly Moonlander, and a x-small Surly Pugs.
*Add $100/Canoe (plus tax) for each canoe required by your group beyond our Spirit II 4 seater (can come with 2 removable seats). Canoe availability is first come, first served.
*Please note, we have 10 sets of Tubbs Wilderness 30 snowshoes.
Cable Area Over-Nighter:
We blend a classic Northwoods camp out with two full-day guided tours for 1 – 3 participants! Add to 2 full-day guided tours: evening/early-morning activities; 2 campsites; supper; campfire fun; star gazing; a 3-person tent; breakfast; and camp out-style snacks. All meals are cookouts! Our first day starts at 9:00 AM, and our second day concludes at 4:00 pm. Our over-nighter is available early-June – mid-October.
$1,075 for 1 -3 Participants. Price includes everything less your travel to and from the Cable Area. Great for small families and groiups of friends who are within a few hours of the Cable Area!
Cable Area 2-Nighter:
Our 2-Nighter is for those of you who are coming to the Cable Area from a ways away! This guided tour is our Over-Nighter plus an additional night of camping, more evening and early-morning activities, a 2nd supper and breakfast, and scheduling that is better for you road warriors! This guided tour starts by meeting at our campsite by round 5:00 PM your first night, and your 2nd day starts with a sunrise paddle and concludes round 2:00 PM for ample driving time. Our Cable Area 2-Nighter is available June – mid-October.
$1,250 for 1 – 3 Participants. Price includes everything less your travel to/fro the Cable Area. Great for small families and groups of friends who are coming to the Cable Area from more than a few hours away!