Tomorrow, November 17th, is National Take a Hike Day, which makes it not only the perfect day to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors, but also to plan ahead. Did you know Hatch still has space on an Upper Canyon Hiking Focused trip for 2016?
Invasive Green Sunfish Are Being Removed from the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon
This month, The National Park Service (NPS) and Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGDF) are taking action to eliminate an invasive species of fish from just below the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. Green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) were originally introduced to the Colorado River through stocking. Until this year, the sunfish have not established a consistent population below the dam. However, this July, AGDF found mor Read More
Let’s be honest. There are those among us who would go Colorado River rafting year-round if we could. The majesty of the canyon is so affecting, that it can be hard to get on that helicopter and fly away from it.
But, there’s good news!
When you can’t be on the river, you can be visiting one of the amazing Southwestern cities around it. Need tips on where to go and what to do? Hatch is here to help!
First on our Grand Canyon cities tour: FLAGSTAFF
Over the weekend, Grand Canyon Youth held its annual "Rivers and Reels" fundraiser. While primarily an event designed to raise money to support GCY’s amazing programs and operations, the featured films make this event not only supremely FUN, but also one that educates.
Who is Grand Canyon Youth?
This organization began with a trio of river guides who watched people transformed for the better by their encounters with the river. They realized both how powerful an exp Read More
When most people think of the Grand Canyon, they imagine the view from the South Rim—that timeless image of red and brown bands of rock, carved by time and river and wind into points whose massive shadows compete for dominance as the sun sets. That view is nothing short of breathtaking, but it’s only one facet of all that the Grand Canyon has to offer. If you’re planning a Grand Canyon adventure, it’s worth it to take the time to check it out from all the angles you can!
One such angle is from the Desert View Watchtower about 45 minute Read More
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.
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…
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!
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.
These birds’ distinctive, croaking voices and dark feathers have been drawing the attention of storytellers since the beginning, with appea Read More