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What’s a typical day like on the river? A Day of River Life

  By Joe Ballent What’s a typical day like on the river?  Is there a tight schedule?  These and other questions may be common for you as you approach your first whitewater rafting trip.  Rest assured, your experienced rafting guides from Holiday River Expeditions have a strong sense of appropriate cadence to ensure a trip Read More

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6 Tips for your first whitewater rafting trip!

By Joe Ballent 1.  Bring sunscreen! While we boast some of the most stunning vistas in the country here in Utah, we also boast some of the most consistent summer sunshine.  Be sure to stock up, and check the ‘SPF’ rating.  The higher, the better.  And don’t worry- if you forget to bring some, we Read More

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Have you ever wanted to ask your River Guide, what’s In Your Ammo Can?

By Joe Ballent Part One: When I first began working for Holiday River Expeditions, I had several goals to strive for- not the least of which was obtaining my guide license and some serious river time.  I was in my late teens, unloading grocery trucks in the warehouse and dreaming of the day when I’d Read More

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Main Salmon River Trip Review: Fun To Spot Wildlife

Idaho River Rafting On The Main Salmon River August 17, 2014 Our week on the Main Salmon River was the best! Visiting Campbell’s Ferry taught me more about the colorful history of the area. We learned about forest fires, how to spot common merganzer ducks, big horn sheep, mule deer and golden eagles. We ate Read More

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Lower Salmon River Canyons Charter Trips – Special Opportunity!

by Julie K. Trevelyan Got family? A book club? A corporate retreat willing to get wet and have fun? A class reunion? Your hiking club that’s been itching to explore some of those river trails that are just too long to get to without river travel would enjoy a trip like this, or the group Read More

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The River of No Return with Mitchum & Monroe….sort of!

By: Derek Farr Hollywood vs. Holiday Do you want to go on a river trip with Robert Mitchum* and Marilyn Monroe**? If you said “yes” then I’ve got a movie for you. The River of No Return was made in 1954 and it’s named after our beloved River of No Return, the Salmon River. It’s Read More

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Main Salmon River Rafting Trip with Yoga for Women

  by Julie Trevelyan The Main Salmon River runs through Idaho in a glistening serpentine pattern, sliding through green river canyons and past beautiful forests of ancient growth. River rafting through the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, a pristine area of seemingly endless gorgeousness, is bonus enough! To make it even better, relax into Read More

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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

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Some rapids with your coffee?

By Derek Farr   On the Main Salmon River, we negotiate dozens of large rapids and dozens of smaller ones. But there are a few that are most notable. Alder, Black Creek, Big Mallard and Chittam are just a few. These suckers really get the blood going. And there’s no better way to start your Read More

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

  by Julie K. Trevelyan   River rafting has a whole host of super coolness that attracts people. From the 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 favorite things Read More