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You may not be able to go white water rafting in the Grand Canyon while the snow is flying, but you have to do something in the off season.

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Tomorrow is the night! One evening from now, the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead will come down, making it the perfect time for Hatch’s Halloween Countdown to focus on…

ONE: GHOSTS

The Grand Canyon is a place of magnificent beauty. Its scale alone is enough to make visitors sit in awe of this natural wonder. And, like many wild places of natural places of beauty, the Grand Canyon has taken lives. Those exploring its depths when the river was uncharted, those not exercising Read More

With only three days left until the entire country is consumed by costume parties and candy seeking behavior, Hatch’s Halloween Countdown is winding down. BUT, there are still a few more Halloween-y treats waiting for you on your Grand Canyon river trip that we haven’t covered!

TWO: SNAKES

Whether they’re growing out of Medusa’s head or crawling through the eyes of jack-o-lanterns, snakes definitely have a reputation in the Halloween scene. Their ability to slither through cracks and crevices can be unn Read More

As October 31st draws near, Hatch’s Halloween Countdown continues. We’ve told you about the bugs and bats you’ll encounter on a Grand Canyon river trip, but there’s still more to come! This week’s topic famously found literary acclaim in 1845, but has been featured in the myths and legends of cultures around the world since long before that.

THREE: RAVENS

These birds’ distinctive, croaking voices and dark feathers have been drawing the attention of storytellers since the beginning, with appea Read More

The day draws near when your neighborhood will be flooded with witches, vampires, zombies, and probably more than a few little girls in blue Elsa dresses begging for candy. You might not be on a Grand Canyon river trip this time of year, but you can relive the spookiest bits of your last trip with Hatch’s Halloween Countdown.
Check back every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through Halloween for the next installment of spooky!

FOUR: BUGS

Talking about bugs this time of year might conjure for some of u Read More

With Halloween only ten days away, it’s hard to go anywhere without being inundated by pumpkins, spider webs, costumes, and candy. In the spirit of the season, we thought you might like to know a bit about some of the more Halloween-y things you’ll encounter on your Grand Canyon river trip.

Check back every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through Halloween for the next installment of spooky!

FIVE: BATS

We’ve told you a bit about bats before on this blog, but these creatures are so interesting that t Read More

There’s no doubt that a Grand Canyon white water rafting vacation is among the best one can take. But, we’re humbled when we hear from our guests that what really made their trip was coming with Hatch. From being impressed with the company to connecting to our guides, the lovely comments our August and September guests shared with us helped us finish out the season on just the right note.

About Hatch:

I rarely give top marks to anything as there is always room for improvement. But your trip is a well oiled ma Read More

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.

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