2011-06-23-Deso-1705

Elders On The River; Senior Citizens Who Refuse to Miss Out

This past summer on the Yampa River, I was both inspired and humbled. Not just by the forces of the water coursing through Mother Nature’s veins during this record high water year, but by another woman. Roswitha arrived solo. Nobody knew her age, but the more we witnessed her golden attitude (“mosquitoes are small problems”) Read More

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Utah Mountain Biking Trips: Top Five Reasons to Bike the White Rim Trail

by Julie Trevelyan   The famed White Rim Trail in Utah’s Canyonlands National Park is a beacon for those who desire to spin their wheels through some of the most gorgeous scenery on the planet. Whether you are a mountain biking newbie or seasoned trail guru, this trip is one for your “must-do” list. To further inspire Read More

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Health in Nature: The Science

    This article hit home for us as we have long stood by the concept that a longer trip is a better trip. It’s important to take time to settle into the experience and your surroundings, slow down and shake off the day to day. Now, we have some science to back us up! Read More

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Cataract Canyon Rafting, the “Holiday Way”

  by Julie Trevelyan   Oars slip quietly into the water and pull, stroking and skimming and powering their craft through. Cheerful laughter echoes against the canyon walls, as does the harsh, inquisitive caw of a raven flying overhead. It is so quiet you can hear the flap of sleek ebony wings as the raven Read More

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A Message from Founders Dee & Sue Holladay

  A message from founders Dee & Sue Holladay. The canyons we float and ride through have been here long before Holiday River Expeditions, but in our humblest way we are celebrating our 50th year of river running, hiking and just being in the presence of such grand places and people. It’s been interesting to Read More

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Moab Mountain Biking & Westwater Canyon Rafting Trips

  by Julie Trevelyan   What better way to truly experience the natural wonders of Utah than by both biking and rafting? On the Moab Biking-Westwater Rafting combo trip, you can whiz on mountain bike trails then raft the Colorado River. Win-win!   The La Sal Mountain Loop in the Manti-La Sal National Forest, near world-class Read More

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Top 5 Reasons to Go Idaho River Rafting!

  by Julie Trevelyan #1  Awesome rapids on the Salmon River! Gunbarrel, Devil’s Teeth, Split Rock, Bailey Falls, Big Mallard, Bodacious Bounce, Lorna’s Lulu, and more ensure plenty of fun whitewater.     #2  Great paddling sections for the kids! Flat, smooth parts of the river are perfect for the younger (or just more timid) adventurers Read More

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Learn to Whitewater Kayak on the Green River

For adventurists looking to take the plunge into white water kayaking, the August 3-8, 6-day 5-night Green River, Desolation Canyon Whitewater Kayaking Workshop is the ideal way to start.  Andy Thunell of Rapid Progression Kayak School will be your instructor. While prior kayaking experience is not a requirement, it is helpful. Holiday River Expeditions suggests Read More

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Profiles Company Founder, Dee Holladay

  By Susan Munroe If someday a historian were to sum up the collected wisdom of Dee Holladay and bind it into a tome, the title embossed on the front would be: “Well, if ya was ta…” Holiday River Expeditions founder, constant tinkerer, environmental trailblazer, consummate river rat, friend, father, teacher, Dee Holladay has been Read More

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Top Five River Rafting Pack Essentials

  by Julie Trevelyan   Going on a river rafting trip means packing the right stuff. The very top of your list should include sense of adventure, sense of fun, sense of humor, and willingness to laugh often and happily. Of course, Holiday provides a detailed packing list for each river trip participant. But it’s Read More