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Utah by Dirt: The Lure of the Wild River

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Utah by Dirt: The Lure of the Wild River

SmartWool Athlete Kalen Thorien lives for adventure. In Utah by Dirt, she joins three friends to find as much Utah adventure as possible accessed by dirt roads. This is an excerpt from their story on The Adventurists blog.

All photos by Max Lowe

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As the river carried us strong and gentle through this labyrinth of sandstone in Ruby-Horsethief Canyon—past beautiful beaches occupied solely by shifting cottonwoods and slot canyons only accessible via a float down the Colorado or a 30-mile hike across the stark desert plateau above—the unique beauty of this place comes to light. Of course the scenic splendor and sustained power of nature’s grasp on this land are what draws so many to the flows of the Colorado River every year, but half the beauty of these special places, hidden from those unwilling to take the journey to get there, lies within their remoteness and the secluded wild in which they exist….

See where the river takes them on The Adventurist blog: http://adventureblog.nationalgeographic.com/2015/06/23/utah-by-dirt-the-ode-to-the-wild-river/