September 29th, 2021Guide Spotlight: Dan W.

Welcome back to our “Guide Spotlight” series, where we help you get to know the best guides in the Grand Canyon just a little better. Today we’re featuring Dan W., an oar guide who has been working with Hatch since 2017.


Years working in the outdoor industry: I have been rafting for 14 years, ski patrolling for 12, and enjoying the great outdoors for 36!

Trips in Grand Canyon: 28

Trips for Hatch: 14

What got you into the outdoors?

Being outside just feels better.

What is your favorite Grand Canyon fact or story to share with guests?

I saw a chuckwalla fight a roadrunner once...

Do you have a favorite moment from your trips that you can tell us about?

A pensive moment of solitude at Indian Camp.

How do you stay busy in the off season?

Go rafting! Or skiing if it’s snowing. Camping is great, too.

What would you say to someone who is considering planning a trip, but on the fence?

It is a trip everyone should do in their life. Potentially life changing. You won’t regret it.

Anything else you want to share?

Come hang out with us in the most incredible place on earth!


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