The Hatches have been running Grand Canyon raft trips for a LONG time. This photo from Volume 8, Issue Number 192 of the Arizona Daily Sun, published on Monday, May 3rd 1954, shows Bus and his crew triumphant after a harrowing trip down the river during which they lost their kitchen gear.
This issue of the Daily Sun also briefly covers the Glen Canyon and Echo Park dam projects only two months after designed to show the public the canyon it would lose should Echo Park go forward. Ultimately, the Echo Park dam was not built, and the controversy helped establish a demand for the commercial river running industry and for Hatch River Expeditions.
Flashback Friday: Photo—Bus and Crew Complete the First Grand Canyon Raft Trip of the 1954 Season was last modified: October 1st, 2015 by