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Save the Date – Green River Diversion Dam

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USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Utah, in conjunction with the Green River Conservation District and Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF), will open the Green River Dam rehabilitation project to interested members of the public and media on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in Emery County. The event will take place at the […]

Find Your Adventure

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This year the theme of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade is “Find Your Adventure.”  This theme arose from the unique partnership between the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the U.S. National Park Service who both aim to “preserve history, connect people through real-life experiences and engage the public in new adventures.”  2016 marks the […]

Third Annual CRATE Photo Contest

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Colorado River & Trail Expeditions will be hosting our 3rd annual photo contest in 2015.  Entrants will be able to upload as many as ten photos into the contest. Photos entered can be a maximum of 4 MB in size and must be taken from a Colorado River & Trail Expeditions rafting trip in 2015. […]

A Big Day Below Diamond Creek: A Guest’s Perspective

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It can be hard to know what exactly our clients are thinking when shenanigans occur on a river tip. Except, perhaps, in this case. Here is CRATE passenger Art Hoover’s colorful, ever-so-slightly embellished account of the events that took place below Diamond Creek during a 10,000 cfs flash flood on August 7. I would like to add […]

A Big Day Below Diamond Creek

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Hello river enthusiasts! Here’s my account of navigating the river during our last Grand Canyon motor trip after some wild weather produced one of the largest flash floods I’ve ever witnessed. Upon later investigation, I learned this particular flood peaked at 10,000 cfs, which is nearly the volume of the river itself.  Enjoy! – Mikenna […]

Defending the Grand Canyon

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Here is an excellent blog from our friends at the Grand Canyon Trust: Wallace Stegner called national parks “the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.” For more than a century, protecting the Grand Canyon, in its entirety, has been an uphill battle. […]

Waterfalls along the Colorado

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What is it that draws us to falling water? Is it the height of the cliff wall from which the water spills? The volume of water cascading down the rock? Or is it the way that we feel when standing at the bottom of a waterfall? Along the side canyons of Colorado River and throughout […]

Karma, Fate, and Rediscovery–Grand Canyon Style

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May 5, 2015 …Ahh Shinumo Creek. It was starting to get a little later in the day than most trips stay on the water, but I have always like to “stretch” the days and get as much in as possible on the trips I run, thus seeing and doing as much as possible. As Martha […]

Westwater Canyon: Whitewater Rafting Through the Wild West

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Few places match the rugged landscape of Westwater Canyon of the Colorado River. Combine the geologic record of exposed rock, the history of refuge for outlaws, the abundance of wildlife, the hidden gems of side-canyon exploration, Native American petroglyph panels, the wild rapids deep in the gorge, and its easy to see why National Geographic […]

Last Minute Trip to Grand Canyon

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April 15-17 Grand Canyon trip still available!! In the ideal world everyone would have the time to participate in a Grand Canyon trip that covers every bend, rapid, and side canyon hike. Unfortunately this world is not ideal, and not everyone enjoys camping for 7,8, 13, or more days that is necessary to see the […]

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