Snapshot memories fill my mind from my one-day trip down Westwater Canyon with Moab-based outfitter Sheri Griffith River Expeditions. One is an image of a family of sleek otters frolicking near the river bank just outside their den. Their little faces would peek above the surface, and then they’d disappear, their curved backs surfacing momentarily as they dove, popping back up … [Read more...]
From skydiving to scenic drives, Moab has something for everyone!
What's Your Adrenaline Level? High adrenaline young couples The most adventurous young couples visiting Moab should consider a tandem BASE jump or skydive. Flying through the air above canyons and dunes with an expert manning the parachute is a great way to get an adrenaline fix during your stay in Moab. You can purchase a video of your jump to show off to family … [Read more...]
Whitewater Rafting Through Cataract Canyon
As we plunge through the roiling waters of Big Drop 3, a class IV rapid on the Colorado River’s path through Cataract Canyon in Southern Utah, I find myself repeating the same thought over and over while whiteknuckling my anchor points: “Stay in the boat. Just stay in the boat.” It’s mid-June — peak water flow season — and the river is running at roughly 38,000 cubic feet … [Read more...]
Rafting the Yampa: A Libertarian Publisher is Exposed to the Beliefs, History and Ideology of Environmental Protectionists
“Okay,” I thought, “I’m going to be going down a river with people whose primary ideology I disagree with.” But then I reasoned, “maybe my point of view could provide an interesting story. Why should every story be about everyone being agreeable? I’ll go, I decided, be nice yet disagreeable, and completely honest.” So I went on a trip down the Yampa River with a group of … [Read more...]