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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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River Blessings

by Julie K. Trevelyan Gratitude is something we can all practice daily. This time of year, the concept of being grateful rings especially loudly. We can think of ten heartfelt reasons to be grateful for outdoor adventures like river rafting trips and mountain biking trips, and we want to share them with you. 1. Solitude: because Read More

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You enable others to enjoy, appreciate and respect the river environment.

    Dear Dee, It had been 18 years since my first Cataract Canyon rafting trip and 8 years since my last trip; both with Holiday River Expeditions. My return to Cataract Canyon on a 6 day trip on August 3rd; this time with my sons, Bryan and Sean, and son-in-law, Jake, was not a Read More

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Lodore Canyon Trip Review: Numerous Wildlife Sightings!

A Gates Of Lodore River Trip Through Dinosaur National Park On The Green River August 23 Our guides well exceeded my expectations. I feel that having Drew and Ann as guides on this trip was part of the very wonderful and full experience. I can’t be complimentary enough of them.  They are very knowledgeable about the Read More

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Lodore Canyon Trip Review: Photos Can’t Quite Capture The Magnitude Of The Canyons

A Whitewater Rafting Trip Down The Green River In Lodore Canyon July 12 I was initially concerned about what state the sleeping kits and tents might be in, but was very pleasantly surprised when we got there. No complaints whatsoever. Guides went beyond what I would have expected to keep everybody comfortable, happy and well Read More

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Lodore Canyon Trip Review: Holiday Trips Bring My Family Closer Together

River Rafting The Gates Of Lodore On The Green River, Dinosaur National Monument July 05 Our guides were better than ever. On all our trips they’ve been great. Drew in particular is fun, professional and makes things great. The guides are great to watch out for us old out of shapers… The cuisine was better Read More

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Lodore Canyon Trip Review: The Guides Have Inspired My Boys

River Rafting The Green River Through The Gates Of Lodore, Dinosaur National Monument July 08 Everything was very clean, from our bags to our tents! I was worried a bit about using your sleeping bags, but they were very nice. Our three guides were WONDERFUL. They worked really hard and made the trip a pleasure for all Read More

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Desolation Canyon Trip Review: We could stay on the river for another five days

Rafting on the Green River through Desolation Canyon with the Harmer Family. July 28-01, 2014 Our Desolation Canyon trip couldn’t have featured a more congenial group of guides.  They took good care of us, worked well as a team, and helped make our adventure happy and memorable.  Please let them (and Tim) know what a Read More

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Lodore Canyon Trip Review: Your Guides were Great Role Models!

Green River Rafting In Dinosaur National Monument Through The Gates Of Lodore     Matt and TBurd are so enjoyable, very different people, yet highly engaging and fun. They were good role models for my grandsons. I loved the waterfall hikes. This takes extra effort on the part of the guides and is much appreciated. Read More