My Utah experience so far. We have done many things here in Utah some of my favorite things we did was going to Druid Arch , Window's Arch and Turret Arch those were a once in a lifetime thing for me. Another thing that I liked was seeing all the different shaped rocks from the van when we went places. That's what I liked so far here in Utah and I'm sure that there will be much more. - Hunter S
My Utah experience so far. We hiked 11 miles round trip to see Druid arch, that was hard really hard to do from the steep up hills to the sand it felt a lot longer and harder than it really was, and from that one hike I'm really sore all over. We also went biking that was harder than I expected from the constant up hill and the 30 mile wind going agents us it was ridiculous. -Cody M
So far we have gone biking and hiking, we have yet to go rafting. We biked for about six miles, while we were biking we stopped at a sand hill for lunch. We got to climb up the hill and it was quite fun, we also stopped and tried to catch some lizards although we were not successful. The next day we hiked to Druids Arch it was amazing, we were dwarfed by all of the rocks that surrounded us. It was hard getting to the arch but it was worth the eleven miles we hiked to go see it. We also saw the North and South Window Arches, Turret Arch, Sand Dune Arch and Double Arch. So far everything has been amazing. - Zach K.
Island in the sky, a defined reality that is almost unbelievable to the eyes. As you're looking down among the vast plains below it seems as if time has escaped you and your spiritual essence has been placed in a secluded simulation, meant to confuse or even slightly startle your receding perception. Canyons and salt valleys layer the horizon as far as the eyes can see, slowly diluting to a faint distinction of blue. The light of the glistening sun hitting the rocks at just the right angle, making them a stunning vibrant red. To me, island in the sky was not only breathtaking but terrifying as well. A simple slip off the jagged rock would be prolonged and fatal. But even with the danger that follows with its unmistakable beauty, every essence of my body is awaiting for return. I'm amazed at the fact that me and my fellow peers were able to be presented with such a remarkable opportunity. This whole experience has been beyond amazing, and I thank those who were able to make such an occasion possible. -Naomi P.
White water rafting with the Sheri Griffith Expedition down the Colorado river was excellent. When I was first told of what we were doing the thought sounded fun but I was super scared, But once we got out there and met our instructor/guide I started to feel good about this new experience. He was nice and funny and taught us the basics on calm flat water so that we could get the hang of what was going needed to be done. The beginning was pretty intense for a beginner like me but it was nothing compared to what was coming in the end. The farther down stream the more waves there were and the more possible it was to be flung out of the boat. But the instructor we had told us what was coming and gave us tips on how to ensure that we stayed in the boat, and how to be safe in the waters if we did fall out, which luckily no one did. But once it was all over I would gladly go back and do it all again because this school pushes you a little out of your comfort zone to experience new things. And that is the one true way you learn if you like something, you push yourself to try new things. -Maranda Nick