First off, I am a dry-lander. My wife and I live so deep back in the Colorado Forest that we don't even imagine life near "big water" anymore.
But this trip was fantastic - and totally shaped to interest our group. Everyone on this tour were either friends or friends of friends and became pretty tight, pretty quick.
The work the guides did, of setting a warm, welcoming, casual tone, made it easy for us to get close and for them to be as much a part of our crew as the guests. Nick, Katie (so sorry about your wing, Sister...), Eve, and Joey were especially knowledgeable re: the geological, pre-Columbian and Pioneer History of the area as well as whatever else you'd want to chat their ears off about. They cooked amazing meals and hosted us like they were the stewards of this land welcoming us home to our own back yard.
I did some rafting as a youngin' and never remembered feeling so at home in this environment, with the guides or among my fellow guests... Holiday's "Secret Treasure" is totally the quality of it's staff and guides. We love you guys... God Bless!
Just wanted to thank Holiday for an amazing Ladore trip. Great Father/Son adventure. Been 30+ years since my last Holiday trip and this trip matched what I remembered. Thanks to Tyler, Josh, Ben for making my trip with my 9 years outstanding. Will be back next year...
This was seriously one of THE best vacations I have ever taken! We did the stand up paddle board (SUP), yoga, stargazing trip and this trip had it all. It was great starting and ending each day with a yoga practice and although I had never done SUP before -- the guides and other guests were so encouraging - it was incredible. Although this was my first river trip, it will not be my last! We were planning our next one before this was even over. It is beautiful country, relaxing, gourmet food, first class service throughout, I can't say enough about this trip.
I don't mean epic the way it is used in popular culture today, to mean cool, rad or any other diluted superlative that I may have missed. I mean it was a near heroic journey through awe worthy landscape accompanied by amazing and interesting people. Sam and Jack were pro-level riders, damn good cooks and good all-around guys. The other riders were great company and I really enjoyed spending 4 days with them. I wouldn't recommend this trip to those who are not in excellent condition and are near expert riders. There are a couple long, sketchy downhills that come at you pretty quickly. Oh, and I need Sam to give me the recipe for the pork medallions.
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