River Rafting In Cataract Canyon, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Guides did an excellent job with our students socially and professionally; very knowledgeable and always willing to help. They went out of their way to make it a great trip. The daily hikes were a good break from the river. I really enjoyed the Doll House and Indian Creek as it was a highlight for the students. The evening skits and activities were a fun way to end the day and help to preserve the cohesiveness of the group. Each of the guides had something different to bring to the trip and the hikes.
The food was appropriate for a group of high school students and there was a good variety of meals and the food was well prepared. I am glad the guides allowed the students to be part of the clean-up process. A special thanks to Brin, Oki, Randy, Kasey, Morgen and everyone at Holiday who made this such a memorable experience for the students from Alaska. I have done this trip before with students but with a different outfitter. Holiday by far provided a better student focused trip. Overall the rates were more reasonable, the guides more personable, the river more exciting with the double rigs, and the overall experience more memorable. It was obvious the guides enjoyed what they were doing and enjoyed sharing the experience with others and It was a great six days on the river, on the hikes and in the camps. Students are already asking if we can do the trip again.
By Mark Jordan