Imagine waking up in your warm sleeping bag to the rising sun, sliding on your sandals, and strolling through a riverside campsite for your already prepared coffee and breakfast. Then you spend the morning floating peacefully through a gorgeous canyon, listening to the gentle call of the yellow-bellied warbler and keeping an eye out for bighorn sheep. When the river narrows and boulders emerge from the water’s surface, excitement comes in the waves and splashes of whitewater rapids. You arrive at the next campsite, yet another beachside oasis, and you go explore a side canyon, finding a secluded waterfall at the end of the trail. Rinsing off in the clear water is invigorating, and you return to your temporary home to a feast fit for kings. After you eat and the sun begins to set, you may find yourself wondering, “How could this day get any better?” The answer, of course, is LIVE MUSIC!
This year, Holiday River Expeditions is offering three specialty music trips! Join the Del Sol Quartet on the Yampa River to be swept away to another world by their ethereal string playing. If bluegrass is the soundtrack to your soul, then consider hopping on the Green River through Lodore Canyon with Salt Lake City-based band The Pickpockets and enjoy their expansive catalog of heartfelt originals and classic favorites. Or, float through the Gates of Lodore and discover the passion and talent of Holiday’s very own Spencer Torman as he is joined by his bandmates of 15 years to share their earnest, heartfelt, and melodic indie rock and folk tunes.
We feel so privileged and excited to have these professional musicians join us on the river this year and offer their music to elevate what is already a truly amazing experience. Seats are still available on each trip and we hope you can join us for what will surely be a magical adventure!