A Float with Heart: San Juan River Lower Canyon FUNdraiser with the Great Old Broads, May 15–19, 2021
A float of a lifetime! Treat yourself to a women’s watercolor workshop with acclaimed artist Suze Woolf while you explore the amazing Utah landscape via the beautiful San Juan River.
The Great Old Broads for Wilderness has partnered with Holiday River Expeditions and special guests to create an experience of a lifetime—a float with heart.
Artist Suze Woolf will guide you on this women’s watercolor workshop as you create memories of this stunning landscape. With informal outdoor sessions, you’ll be introduced to foundational watercolor methods with daily demonstrations and frequent opportunities to practice them. Watercolor is one of the most rapid and portable of all painting media, so it’s perfect for a raft trip.
Utah’s southeastern corner is a wonderland of dramatic topography and archaeological treasures. This five-day trip through the lower canyon of the San Juan River is the easiest and best way to see this region. The river forms the northern limit of the present-day territory of the Diné (Navajo) People. For thousands of years, the water of the San Juan River has meant life to various cultural groups; their artifacts still line the walls and side canyons of the river.
In its lower reaches, the San Juan rushes by the town of Mexican Hat, Utah, and then curves around the deep canyon of Goosenecks State Park. Further on, you’ll skirt the original boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument, as it was established in 2016.
Although the San Juan is one of the steepest, swiftest rivers in the United States, it has only a handful of rapids, making it a great option for sketching while floating; it’s also a nice, gentle introduction for people new to rafting.
Express your deepened appreciation for this gorgeous canyon through your paintings, learn new watercolor techniques, and practice while workshopping with a professional. Learn the history behind Bears Ears National Monument and stories of the ongoing efforts to protect this iconic landscape.
Holiday will provide all food and river-specific gear, such as waterproof bags and life jackets. You can bring your own camping gear or rent a kit from Holiday. You’ll receive a shopping list for your required watercolor supplies. All that’s left to pack is your sense of adventure and love of wild places!
$1470 per person + a tip for the guides
Holiday River Expeditions will donate a portion of your registration fees to the Great Old Broads for Wilderness. Suze Woolf has graciously donated her time and expertise for this adventure.