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We at Hatch want to share your “Stories from the River” on our website. Tell us about your trip, or even just a memorable experience from it–email your story to info@hatchriverexpeditions.com for a chance to be featured here on our blog. Below is our first guest submission! (Barrett had so much great stuff to say that we’re splitting his story into two posts!)

Grand Canyon Adventures (Part 1)
By Larry Barrett

Date: July 30, 2 Read More

We at Hatch want to share your “Stories from the River” on our website. Tell us about your trip, or even just a memorable experience from it–email your story to info@hatchriverexpeditions.com for a chance to be featured here on our blog. Check out Part 2 of our first guest submission below!

Grand Canyon Adventures (Part 2)
By Larry Barrett

Date: July 30, 2015

The adventure began at Lee’s Ferry, a river crossing open Read More

"Studies have shown that adaptive outdoor recreation, combined with professional counseling, can help veterans adjust, decompress and shed their complex responses that are related to everyday events. This process involves addressing memories that are triggered by fear and anxiety brought home from the war zone." – CanyonHeroes.org

This morning, 18 veterans from different branches of the U.S. military and their therapists launched on a week-long rafting trip down the Colorado River. These vets, who served in eras that Read More

In this installment of Flashback Friday, Ted gives Sowards some background about his family and their history running rivers in the Southwest

E. Sowards: Kind of give me a little bit of history on your family. Your mom and dad… how did they meet? Did they ever tell you the story about how they met? Or did they just meet each other at church?

Ted: Probably… they never said exactly how they met. Dad used to describe when he would go up into Dry Fork to see mom, up at the old Caldwell Homestead Read More

Ted explains what a swamper does and talks about his friend Ed Lowry’s twenty-first Colorado River raft trip. To this day, Lowry runs the river every single year. 2015 marked Lowry’s 51st trip down the river.

Grand Canyon white water rafting - swamper< Read More

I’m Jessica. I’m new to the Hatch River Expeditions team, and I just completed my first ever trip white water rafting in the Grand Canyon. Now, I find myself in the unique position of being able to tell you not only what a trip can be like, but what it’s like traveling 188 miles down the Colorado River as the most famous canyon in the world rises up and changes around you for the very first time. Over the next few weeks, I’ll tell you exactly what my trip was like, rapid by rapid.

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River Rats: Four Types of People You’ll Meet on Hatch Expeditions

Like any travel destination, the Grand Canyon has numerous appeals that draw visitors from around the world. History buffs can learn about the Canyon’s earliest Native American inhabitants and expeditions dating all the way back to Powell’s 1869 exploration. Scientists and naturalists alike will marvel at the all that the Canyon and River have to offer from, rock walls to wildlife to weather. For adventure seekers, Read More

Not long before his 1984 interview, Ted Hatch arranged for a trip of artists to paint on the river. The result was an incredibly successful exhibit at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, the focus: Grand Canyon white water.

Ted: We took a bunch of artists two years ago. Some of them are exceptionally skilled, you know, really good!

But anyway, Merrill Mahaffey called me, and he arranged a trip for these artists to go. He said […] "take us through the canyon, because we want to do paintings and work in there."

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I’m Jessica. I’m new to the Hatch River Expeditions team, and I just completed my first ever trip white water rafting in the Grand Canyon. Now, I find myself in the unique position of being able to tell you not only what a trip can be like, but what it’s like traveling 188 miles down the Colorado River as the most famous canyon in the world rises up and changes around you for the very first time. Over the next few weeks, I’ll tell you exac Read More