White Rim Trail Yoga & Bike Trip

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About This Trip

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Yoga & Bike
on the White Rim Trail with Katie Woods - May 11-14, 2019

Yoga + Bike + Adventure on the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park

Join Holiday and Katie Woods for four days of jaw-dropping vistas, guided yoga sessions, and fun mountain biking on the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park. This fully supported excursion includes gourmet meals, a professional yoga instructor, and a four-wheel-drive van to carry gear, food, beverages, and everything we need for a comfortable trip. Yoga sessions in the mornings and after a day of riding will help keep you limber and strong as you pedal. Join the professional guides at Holiday and your yogi, Katie Woods, for this special Balance & Flow expedition.

Katie & ShinerKatie Woods, MS, ATC, WEMT, RYT200

Katie completed her 200-hour registered yoga teacher (RYT) certification with Yoga Assets and strives to promote the company’s mission: “Teach Yoga Everywhere.” She originally sought a yoga teacher certification to supplement her role as an athletic trainer, but (as usual) the universe had bigger plans. Fully invested in the ALL the benefits of yoga, she continues to write her story to focus on spreading yoga to Salt Lake with hopes of it expanding throughout rest of the state, the country, and our world. She will complete her RYT-500 in December 2017 with a group project focused on creating a yoga mindfulness and movement curriculum to offer to educators serving within the Utah school system.

Originally from West Virginia, Katie continues to develop her lifelong love and appreciation for the outdoors. As much of her free time as possible is spent in and around rivers, on her mountain or road bike, and relaxing with her dog Shiner. She has experience as a ski and snowboard instructor, ski patroller, whitewater raft guide, search and rescue team member, and wilderness medicine instructor. Katie is also a certified athletic trainer and teaches as a full-time professor in the undergraduate athletic training program at the University of Utah. She has provided athletic training services to a variety of individuals, from youth and recreational sport participants to those competing at the Olympic level. As a healthcare provider, Katie wholeheartedly believes that yoga has the power to fix many (if not all!) of the problems we see in our communities today.

“Yoga is so much more than photographs of bendy people with spiritual quotes on fabulously landscaped backdrops. Yoga IS for EVERY mind, body, and spirit. The practical applications for longevity and health as well as the daily grind are abundant. The more I learn about yoga, the more I see yoga EVERYWHERE. It’s exciting to watch yoga weave throughout my day-to-day and I love helping others notice even the small things in every moment.”

Trip Overview

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Location: Canyonlands National Park
Type: Biking
Length: 4 Days
Dates: May 11-14, 2019
Meet At: Green River, UT 7:00 AM
Rating: Intermediate
Age Min:14
Deposit: $300

Highlights

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  • Travel around the Island in the Sky under your own pedal power
  • Expansive views of greater Canyonlands National Park.
  • Featured on KUED and the Salt Lake Tribune's "Bucket List".
  • Fully supported and catered bike trip
  • Wildflower season in Canyonlands

Trip Price & Departure Date

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4-Day

Adult - $985

*$10 Park Entrance Fees per person.

4 Day Trip Date

May 11-14, 2019

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The White Rim Trail mountain biking tour traverses the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. Your trip will begin on one side or the other of this land-locked triangle between the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers, and circle around clockwise or counter-clockwise to the other side.

Itinerary

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Every White Rim trip we run is different. Weather, group abilities and interests, assigned camps, and other unpredictable elements frequently dictate the pace and schedule of each trip. This is a sample itinerary to illustrate one possible bike trip along the White Rim.

Day One: Meet at 7:00 a.m. Mountain Time at Holiday River Expeditions headquarters in Green River, Utah. We'll sort out gear and pack the van before hopping in the vans for the two-hour ride to the park entrance and top of the Shafer Trail. We'll ride down the switchbacks of the Shafer trail then cut back south toward the Colorado River Overlook and Musselman Arch. Continue on our clockwise course to our camp near Airport Tower. Haven't had enough? Ride the eight-mile round trip down Lathrop Canyon to the Colorado River or settle in for some easy stretching and relaxing.

Day Two: Salute the sun as it rises over the La Sal Mountains in the east. We'll ride south again today, over a few small climbs and descents. A short out-and-back to White Crack provides us with a vast view into the heart of Canyonlands. In the afternoon, work your way up Murphy’s Hogback, the first of this trip's challenging climbs. Set up your tent on the edge of the hogback and celebrate your arrival with a fierce warrior pose.

Day Three: We've turned the corner and are now working our way back north. It's the Green River below us now. Pause along the way to examine some of the thickest exposures of the white rim sandstone, then keep spinning on the mostly downhill terrain. Camp tonight is near river level, under the lush cottonwood trees of Potato Bottom.

Day Four: Strong start this morning with a stiff climb up Hardscrabble Hill. Time permitting, there's an optional hike at the top of the hill out to a prehistoric stone tower at a lookout above Fort Bottom. It's a long ride downhill and then fast riding along the Green River to Mineral Bottom where the final climb awaits. Our vans will meet us at the top for a 2-hour drive back to Green River.

Holiday's motto is "Go With The Flow", because wilderness trips require flexibility. The above is only a sample itinerary, not a description of exactly what you'll do on your bike trip. The White Rim covers an enormous amount of terrain and the possibilities are limitless. We invite you to arrive with an open mind and a flexible attitude and a willingness to go with the flow!

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