What’s Right With Uintah County: In Eight Parts

A market analyst once told me about God’s plan for dirt. He said it’s all well and good to talk about how special land is when I’m in a spectacular red rock national park, like Arches — but, he asserted, “other places God just stuck dirt to keep the earth from falling apart.” This wasn’t Read More

Fighting the Current: Deleted Words and Depleted Rivers

Over the past decade, Oxford Junior Dictionary has weeded nature out of its words. Acorn, Apricot, Blackberry, Dandelion — the plants have wilted straight out of the text, along with their animal kin Beaver, Heron, Cheetah. Their empty posts have been taken by Broadband, MP3 player, Chatroom (tellingly, Allergy, Drought, and Endangered have also made Read More

Utah Desert Springtime Wildflowers Are Here!

By Julie Trevelyan   People often think of deserts as barren wastelands. Nothing could be farther from the truth in Utah. Whether you take a Colorado river rafting vacation down an awesome canyon like Cataract or take a mountain biking trip on the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park, the spring months tend toward Read More

5 Things You Might Learn from Mountain Biking the White Rim Trail

  by Julie Trevelyan   The White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park is a pretty sweet mountain bike ride by most people’s definition. Outstanding scenery, technical sections to test your mettle, long flat sections in which to enjoy the views, canyon rims to peer over, stellar overlooks, side hiking trails to take, and a mountain bike-friendly Read More

Top 5 Reasons to go Springtime River Rafting

by Julie K. Trevelyan   Springtime means snow melt, which means it’s time for fun on the rivers! Here are our top five reasons to get out on a springtime river rafting vacation and experience the best whitewater on the rivers. 1. Big waves. Spring run-off usually means big water, which is the sweet spot for Read More

The Maze Mountain Biking Trip Review: Breathtaking Scenery

Biking & Camping The Maze In Glen Canyon & Canyonlands National Park May 06-09, 2014 The office staff was very helpful! The Hike was enjoyable, but we didn’t reach our destination because we didn’t think we had enough time. Turns out we had plenty of time and could have hiked for another hour. Not a Read More

2014 Top Picks for Spring High Whitewater Rafting Trips

by Julie K. Trevelyan If you like big whitewater, these spring 2014 rafting trips are for you. Sign up for some thrilling river rafting adventure through the west’s best river canyons, and get ready to get wet and have fun! Yampa River With warming trends indicating some sweet upcoming water flows, the last truly wild Read More

Green River Rafting: Women’s Lodore Canyon Trip with Yoga

by Julie Trevelyan   Life can be busy. Ringing alarm clocks, racing to get ready for work, get the kids to school, make that meeting on time, prepare for that big presentation, ferry the kids to sports’ practice, negotiate traffic, spend quality time with your spouse or significant other—then get up and do it all Read More

Was that you doing the rain dance last month?

  By Peta Owens-Liston   When Snowpack Goes with the Flow   Flowers weren’t the only ones cheering on April Showers. River rats, river runners, old and new, and all of Holiday River Expeditions’ returning customers were too. I could hear them. No doubt, the guides (often ski junkies) were eyeing the weather as well Read More

Time for Spring Flowers: What’s Blooming now on the White Rim

By Julie Trevelyan Springtime plus rains equals fantastic blooms in the desert. A recent mountain biking trip to the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park yielded bounteous blooms, with the promise of many more soon to come. Here’s a sampling of the flower color bursts so common, yet also so breathtakingly unexpected, to the Utah desert lands.   Read More