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River Trip Inspired Poetry, by Brett Hoffmann

If I Had Drifted Along the towering canyon walls that echoed sounds for miles… and had I flown through the spray from swift rapids that carved an array of rock forms tangled with the earths plates, that shoot into the clear blue sky… for the Moose, Deer, Big Horn sheep and all wildlife to thrive… Read More

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The River Gene: A New Family Tradition

A family finds an elusive dimension beyond the Gates of Lodore. At what point does a tradition become a tradition? I guess, like art, it is in the eye of the beholder. And from this viewer—a mother who has admittedly run herself ragged keeping up with long established holiday and family traditions—I believe we are Read More

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2017 Colorado River Rafting through the Grand Canyon

2017 Colorado River Rafting trips through the Grand Canyon Rafting the Grand Canyon offers a phenomenal variety of vistas, camps, waterfalls, rapids, side canyons, archaeological ruins, and other attraction sites to enjoy and explore. Allowing time to visit these places is the essence of every  Grand Canyon Rafting trip. Our paddle and oar powered whitewater Read More

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Book Cliffs and Badlands: An Introduction to the Cisco Desert

By Christian Wright Guide at Holiday River Expeditions Most people driving across the Green River Desert on Interstate 70 make few stops along the way. On an average summer’s day, looking out from a car’s air conditioned windows it seems the whole universe has turned to a burnt, waterless desert. The monotone yellow of the Read More

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Traveling Solo

Traveling Solo Guests Who Go For It, Despite Not Knowing A Soul on the River…Yet “Live life without regrets.” That has been my simple mantra for several decades now, but not before I already had a muddled collection of “should-would-and-could haves.” Some regrets just bite you in the butt when you’re not looking; you didn’t Read More

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Young KINGs of Climate: How “Keep It in the Ground” is shaping the environmental movement.

We at Holiday can’t be greedy with our talented bloggers. In that vein, Kate Savage, the intrepid writer who has been discussing such curious creatures as lichen, desert varnish, pot-holes and cryptobiotic soil has recently taken a post writing for Grand Canyon Trust. The Trust is a wonderful organization protecting the ‘wild heart of the Read More

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A Few of Our Favorite Things…About River Rafting Trips – Mealtime!

  by Julie K. Trevelyan River rafting trips have a whole host of super coolness that attracts people. From the Colorado River whitewater rapids to the tall canyon walls to the deep intimacy with our beautiful natural world, a rafting adventure offers bucket loads of fun. We decided to round up a few of our Read More

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Lichen Revolutions!

Lichen Revolutions! (plus that lichen users’ guide you’ve always been hoping for) It’s nature’s Jackson Pollock painting on the rocks. It’s finger-print evidence that a giant has been handling the boulders. It’s 1970s design inspiration, in seafoam green and burnt orange, encasing tiny goblets or exploding in fluffy shag.   It’s lichen, and it’s everywhere. Read More

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50 Ways to Cut an Onion: 6 decades of River-Rats Celebrate Dee Holladay and Holiday River Expeditions

By: Lauren Wood Ray’s Tavern was bustling with travelers, bikers and river-folk alike on the eve of the Holiday River 50th Anniversary weekend celebration. Like any other day at Ray’s, delicious smells wafted out of the brick building into the remote streets of Green River; acting like a homing beacon for river-guides far and wide. Read More

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Watersheds West of the Wasatch

I don’t know how to write this as a happy story. I don’t know how to talk about the Great Salt Lake right now without at least a bit of this heaviness settling into my gut and my chest.   There isn’t anything like it, this bizarre body of water. The Uinta mountains to the Read More