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A Rafting Trip in Utah for Only the Lucky Few – The Wall Street Journal

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AS THE CURRENT of the upper San Juan River pushed past me, I balanced on a paddleboard wedged into a rock cluster on one of its banks. The green waters flowed down the same southeast Utah course they’d carved for millions of years, indifferent to my desire to stay put and contemplate the rock art—an array of handprints—on the cliff above.
I’d almost missed this display, which my guidebook estimated to be about a thousand years old, give or take a century, its author noting that the handprints’ significance is unknown. As I took in the mysterious art, the only sounds were birdsong and river burbles, and soon, I gave in to the unrelenting downstream push of the water. I had to catch up with my friends Theresa and James and their 5-year-old daughter, Fiadh, on the sapphire-blue, 16-foot raft just downriver, not to mention the supplies we’d packed for our three-night voyage.
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