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GREEN RIVER WHITEWATER RAFTING: A CULINARY EXPLORATION

07/10/18

If you’ve been following along, you know how much I love Utah. The scenery and adventure are unparalleled. I always say you could visit a dozen times and never do the same thing twice. We have mountain biked and jeeped in Moab, such an AMAZING family adventure vacation. We adored...
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Free Your Spirit with the Yampa and Green

07/03/18

When one thinks of yoga, they typically assume a calm environment where one’s mind can be put at ease with a couple of breaths and a well-placed mat. Adrift’s partnership with Peak Yoga has invited yogis to trade this familiarity for the great outdoors. This 5-day adventure included the natural...
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Live In Season with Kelly Liken Specialty Trip!

06/29/18

A True Bucket List Item: Rafting through the Gates of Lodore is a once-in-a-lifetime experience like no other. And with food prepared by Kelly Liken, it will also be a culinary excursion that you will never forget. Deep within the walls of Dinosaur National Monument, you will get to experience...
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5 River SUP Tips For Beginners

06/26/18

Let me start by saying I strongly recommend professional instruction and reading. Try Stand Up Paddling: Flatwater to Surf and Rivers by Rob Casey and Stand Up Paddle: a Paddlers Guide by Steve West. Here are 5 things you should think about. Know the river Respect it, but do not...
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Westwater

06/19/18

I remember the first time I heard someone say its name. It sounded both powerful and mysterious. I wanted to see it immediately. My first experience with the canyon was a day trip. As the only capable oarsman in the boat who had never run it, I was given the...
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Kate From Western State and Her Adventure on the Yampa River

06/15/18

After four days on the water, our group reached the confluence of the Yampa and the Green. A confluence, or the joining of two rivers, makes a stronger, more diverse current. Confluences occur all throughout the Colorado River system. Much like the union between the Yampa and the Green, Western’s...
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To Leash, Or Not To Leash?

06/05/18

That should be the question, but is it? Am I leashing because it's an accepted practice amongst river paddlers? Am I leashing to protect my $1500 investment? Am I considering all the implications of wearing a leash on the river? To open let me say that a leash on the...
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Keep the Yampa River Wild

05/21/18

When we acquired Adrift last year, our introduction to the business and to the Yampa River was with Western State University. For over a decade now, Mark Gibson, Department Chair for the Recreation, Exercise and Sports Science Department, has brought up to 25 students every year in May on a...
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Ulysses on the Gauley

05/08/18

22 Years ago, I found myself flying to West Virginia. As a city boy and child of Cuban immigrants, I was raised as far from the country roads John Denver sang about than just about anybody. My Godfather had ended up living in Huntington, WV and they were going to baptize his...
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Learn To Read The River

05/03/18

It's that time of year again. River folk of all ages and disciplines are hitting their phones and computers en masse to watch river levels ebb and flow. Making plans to hit new runs or old favorites at just the level they're looking for. When I was new to this...
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