When we last heard from the Rediscover North America canoe expedition, they were nearing the end of the Mississippi on their 5,200-mile journey from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean. Now, after a few relaxing days in St. Paul and resupplying on Velveeta for the trip’s second half, they’re paddling up the Minnesota River. The next big milestone: The first downstream section of the trip on the Red River, which will take the crew into Canada.

Check out their latest video update from New Ulm, Minnesota, above, or click here for an overview of their expedition route.

Click HERE to follow the crew's progress (and here to follow Rediscover North America on Facebook).

Read more about the impetus for the expedition, funded in part with the $2,500 Expedition Grant presented by Shred Ready, which was awarded to Delano's 2,600-mile Trans-Territorial Canoe Expedition upon winning the 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards Expedition of the Year.

The Rediscover North America canoe route.

The 5,200-mile Rediscover North America canoe route.