Green River Rafting Trip with Ben Weiss and Friends.
For this trip, you’ll want to pack your sandals AND your dancing shoes! Ben Weiss & Friends, a seriously talented Salt Lake City based local ensemble, is joining us for a special music-themed river trip through Lodore Canyon. We’re going to paint the upper Green River blue with Weiss’s and friends’ energetic, Americana sound. Think a little bluegrass, a little rock, some pop and punk, and a little something else that’s all their own. Lodore’s magnificent canyon walls and white beaches often inspire a sense of quiet awe and a desire to move softly through the landscape—but sometimes they make us want to move, to sing and celebrate, and that’s what this trip is about.
“Inspired by landscapes from coast to coast, the group combines classical training with jazz, Broadway, pop-punk, and an unabashed love for having a damn good time.” With mandolin, fiddle, upright bass, ukulele, and guitar, the five ensemble members will create the soundtrack for the trip. In true Holiday go-with-the-flow style, the musicians will time their performances to the overall vibes of the group, the canyon, and the river itself. Each day may include breakfast harmonizing, some campfire concerts, a little flat-water jamming while on the rafts, and, if the inspiration strikes, perhaps a short session at some of our hiking destinations.
This trip will also hit all the high notes of any Lodore Canyon expedition: varied geology and incredible, colorful canyon walls; fun, consistent whitewater, including the infamous Disaster Falls, Triplet Falls, and Hells Half Mile; magical side hikes to waterfalls, overlooks, and ancient rock art; and, of course, our incomparable guides will take care of all the cooking, camp chores, and rowing. Get your toe-tapping muscles ready. This one’s going to be good.
Listen to some of Ben’s Weiss & Friends sound Here!