Our LGBTQ “Elders” Rafting Trip
For our second season in a row Holiday is partnering with The Venture Out Project to invite Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & generally Queer folks to join us on the river. In 2022 for the first time, we will be convening this intentional & facilitated trip on the Green River through Desolation Canyon with a soft age limit of 30 years and older for participants. Relax and unwind with other guests who remember and value what the world was like before the internet & cell phones took over! We are calling this trip affectionately the Elders trip to pay respect to the critical role queer elders have and do play in our LGBTQ cultural ecosystem. As Hannah Gadsby says, “I identify as tired.” Hey- you deserve a break!
This far-flung middle-of-nowhere place is far from desolate; rife with riparian ecosystem plants & animals. Its dramatic and impossibly deep canyon walls offer a beautiful backdrop for everything from quiet introspection, playful socializing or out-right whitewater adventure on this ‘has-it-all’ getaway. Spend 5 days floating through this isolated Eden while having the Holiday guides cater to your needs and desires & the Venture Out Project team build an intentional container to feel seen, safe-(er), and brave in. Together we hope the natural world and a wild river can help liberate us all!
*This is a trip intended for adults 30 years & older. While sober folks are more than welcome it will not be an explicitly sober trip. If you would prefer a sober space please consider joining us for our 4-day Gates of Lodore LGBTQ Sober Trip August 18-21! If you have any questions regarding this or any of our affinity group trips don’t hesitate to call our administrative office & ask for Lauren!