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  • Hatch River E xpedit ionsGreen River Yampa River

    Dinosaur National MonumentSplit Mountain Canyon Colorado River Cataract

    Canyon Canyonlands National Monument

    P.O. Box 1150 Vernal, UT 840781.800.342.8243

    www.hatchriver.cominfo@hatchriver.com

  • This guide is designed to provide you with information on the ratings of the whitewater and degree of difficulty of each trip. this is a general description. Please note that water levels may change the intensity of whitewater on any river trip. Persons who are reasonably physically fit and are able to hold on tight are generally fine on our trips.

    Class 1 (I) Easy: Very little whitewater

    Class 2 (II) Moderate: Some whitewater. Small amount of maneuvering required

    Class 3 (III) Intermediate: More whitewater. Longer rapids requiring some precise maneuvering

    Class 4 (IV) Difficult: Long, continuous rapids with difficult, precise maneuvering required. these are generally scouted by your guide before running

    Class 5 (V) Very Difficult: Extremely difficult maneuvering required. Very dangerous. high probability of capsizing. very rare on commercial river trips.

    Class 6 (VI) Not Navigable: Unrunnable

    Green River - Lodore Canyon Class 3 to 3+ This trip offers excellent whitewater which is generally safe for the entire family. rapids on this stretch require some difficult maneuvering on the part of your guide.

    Yampa River Class 3 to 4 Rapids on this trip are generally very fun with very nice sized waves. Of specific interest is Warm Springs rapid, which is a solid Class 4 rapid. However, we give you the option of walking around this one.

    Colorado River - Cataract Canyon Class 3+ to 5This is a whitewater trip. Rapids in Cataract are continuous and very large, especially during the high water months of May and June.

    Green River - Split Mountain Canyon Class 2 to 3This is a great all-around trip for just about everyone, especially families. rapids offer good excitement but are generally safe for ages 6 and up.

    Green River - Flaming Gorge Canyon Class 1 to 2This is a great trip for those who may not want whitewater. It is a scenic float with abundant wild-life along the river corridor.

    If you are concerned about children, call us. There may be times when water levels do not permit your younger child to go during the high water times mentioned above. Persons with heart conditions or other physical limitations should also contact us before reserving.

    Well See You On The River

    Welcome Aboard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1Why Hatch? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2HATCH Highlights - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3The HATCH Legacy Lives On - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 -5

    Dinosaur National MonumentGreen River - Lodore Canyon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6Itinerary - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7Yampa River - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8Itinerary - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9

    Canyonlands National ParkColorado River - Cataract Canyon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10Itinerary - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11

    One Day Expeditions - Green RiverDinosaur National Monument - Split Mountain - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12Flaming Gorge Dam - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13Itinerary - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13

    Trip Planner - Dinosaur National Monument - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14Trip Planner - Canyonlands national Park - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15Our Commitment To The Lands We Love - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16Our First Class Guides - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17Our Quality Rafts - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18Our Camp Equipment - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 19Dining In The HATCH Tradition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20Whitewater Classification - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 21

    Please see separate insert for Dates, Prices, Cancellation Policy, FAQ & Suggested Packing

    Hatch River Expeditions, Inc.P. O.. Box 1150, Vernal, UT 84078

    Tel: 1.800.342.8243 or 435.789.4316Internet: www.hatchriver.com E -mail: info@hatchriver.com

    Authorized Concessionaire of the National Park Service Special Use Permit Holder USDA Forest ServiceLicensed by the State Of ColoradoLicensed by the State Of Utah

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    Copywrite 2002 Hatch River Expeditions, Inc

    Proud Members of:

    Utah Guides and OutfittersColorado River Outfitters Association

    AMERICANOUTDOORS

  • We serve the finest meals available on any river expedition and take great pride in our food. Meals on a HatchRiver Expeditions are almost a century of recipes and technique, combined with the input of our in-house and award winning professional chef. He has spent many years with us, providing a modern twist to the classic HATCH delights, as only a professional could do.

    we are able to accommodate special dietary needs such as vegetarian menus, low cholesterol and others. Contact us in

    advance we can discuss your needs such as vegetarian menus, low cholesterol and others. Contact us in advance we can dis-

    cuss your needs. we also like to help you celebrate special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. Let us know how

    we can make it special for you.

    Sample Menu Breakfast Lunch Dinner Fresh Fruits and Juice Deli Salad (Chicken or Seafood) Appetizers (Cheese and Crackers) Omelets Prepared to Order Fresh Shaved Deli Meats 12 oz Hand Cut Ribeye Steak or Hash Browns Assorted Breads Boneless Rainbow Trout Fillets English Muffins and Jelly Wraps Dutch Oven Cowboy Spuds Cereal (if desired) Lettuce Green Salad Fresh Brewed Coffee Tomato Slices French Bread Tea and Cocoa Onions Dutch Oven Dessert Fresh Fruits Snacks ( Chips, Cookies, Sweets) Lemonade and Water

    The thrills and excitement of whitewater rapids, the serene vistas of breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife, worry-free relaxation, fresh, hearty and delectable meals, courteous, knowledgeable guides with an emphasis on safety

    and professionalism, deluxe camping equipment, peaceful splen-

    dor, hikes to awesome sites, and of course, just plain fun: These

    are the elements of an all-inclusive river adventure.

    We have the trip you are looking for whether its a family vaca-

    tion, a group of friends or business associates, or just enjoying

    yourself with new found friends youve just met on one of our

    expeditions. You might choose to explore one of the magnifi-

    cent canyons of Dinosaur National Monument on the Green and

    Yampa Rivers located in Utah and Colorado. Or, there is the majesty of Cataract Canyon on the mighty Colorado River in

    Canyonlands National Park.

    Both areas are just a few short hours from Salt Lake City, host of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Whatever your choice, youll go

    away with memories to last a lifetime.

    HATCH knows rafting - our name has been synonymous with river running since 1929. Bus Hatch, founder of Hatch River

    Expeditions introduced a new style of outdoor adventure expeditions. Now, over seventy years, and a half million adventur-

    ers later, were still going strong, upholding those early traditions of quality and service. We are The Original River Running

    Company. As you prepare to choose an outfitter for your river expeditions, remember...THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE.

    We invite you to join us!

    Bus & Don Hatch, Dinosaur National Monument, 1956.

  • Theres nothing quite like going to sleep along the banks of the river! After a day of rapids, hikes and outdoor activities it is nice to know that you have your own comfortable bed. However, it isnt always practical to bring your own gear from home. For an additional fee, we can provide you with a sleeping unit (consisting of a sleeping bag, self-inflating Thermarest pad, camp pillow and ground tarp) and an easy-to assemble tent w