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Strengthening Family Bonds on Multi-Generational River Trips

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.  Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.  ~ Novelist Jane Howard By Peta Owens-Liston Blood is thicker than water, so goes the old adage, and days on the river with family serves to strengthen the ties Read More

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Some of our favorite River Quotes 

Compiled by Joe Ballant “A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.” ― Laura Gilpin We call upon the waters that rim the earth, horizon to horizon, that flow in our rivers and streams, that fall upon our gardens and fields, and we ask that they teach Read More

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The 5 Best Things about the Yampa River

By Lauren Wood 1. It’s Wild!:  Spring run-off and the wild-west. On the Yampa River, everything you see, smell, touch and hear is informed by its wildness.  As one of the last truly wild rivers in the west, the Yampa flows from Steamboat Springs Colorado to its confluence with the Green River in Dinosaur National Read More

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Out of the Office & Into the Wild

Escape the Rat Race for an Epic Group Wilderness Adventure by Julie K. Trevelyan Work is an essential part of most people’s lives, and hopefully we have fulfilling work that adds depth and richness to our days. Co-workers, bosses, and employees make up a significant portion of our time on this planet. If you run Read More

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Motor-less Memories

  By Lauren Wood Martin Litton, a beloved environmentalist and harbinger for wilderness died November 30th, but his legacy lives on in the policies and parks he fought for and the friends he influenced along the way. Dee Holladay and Martin Litton met at a Western River Guides Association meeting in 1972’.  As Sue Holladay Read More

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The 5 Best Things About Cataract Canyon

By Lauren Wood Notorious whitewater Cataract is famous for being BIG.  It has the deepest canyons, massive water volume below the confluence of both the Colorado and Green River and some of the biggest whitewater in North America; during spring run-off making rapids in the Grand Canyon seem relatively tame. I remember my first trip Read More

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Behind the Oars: Reflections from a Rafting Guide

By Lauren Wood Traveling all over the country and meeting dozens of community members who live near or are affected by rivers, I am constantly reminded of the growing Climate Justice movement’s catch phrase, “Water is Life”.  This statement seems obvious enough but to me and for many of these activists and river-lovers, this pithy Read More

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5 Reasons To Leave The City And Go Boatin’

By Lauren Wood 1. Comfy clothing options: Kicking your feet up on a raft while you float beneath Grand Canyon-esque cliffs requires a different kind of attire. Much like fencing requires a mask and rock-climbing requires a harness, river rafting necessitates lounge attire. When I pack for my river trips, I always pack my softest 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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Westwater Canyon Trip Review: Holiday Handled Our Trip Logistics With Grace

Camping & Rafting The Colorado River In Westwater Canyon September 20, 2014 The guides were wonderful. We had lots of special requests and unique planning considerations that they worked with easily and with amazing grace. I would happily work with Alex, Susan and Colin anytime. Top marks all around (drivers too). NewCo totally appreciates all Read More