Birthday river rafting trip

Spend Your Birthday on the River: Five Reasons You Must!

  By Haley Strand I’ve spent many birthdays on the river. It has become a tradition over the last few years. A tradition I look forward to every year. There seem to be a lot of different attitudes around a birthday, so whether you are excited to turn one year older, or you simply want Read More

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Is the River Calling to You? You Might be a River Rat If…

By Haley Strand               Your Chaco tan lines are still visible the next summer You constantly say, “That’s not how we do it on the river.” Your ammo can is a decorative piece in your home Bugs don’t bother you; in fact, you welcome them You have a river Read More

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GoPro tips for your Whitewater Rafting Trip

By Joe Ballent Fellow outdoor enthusiasts, you may have noticed over the last couple years that you’re seeing more and more GoPros out there.  Cool!  The video quality has only gotten better with each generation, and these bad boys can shoot upwards of 200 fps (frames per second), which means you as the adventurer can Read More

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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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Idaho River Rafting: 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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Idaho River Rafting Trips: 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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Idaho River Rafting: Main Salmon River 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