The romantic lifestyle of a Grand Canyon Whitewater boatman lured Dan Hall from his career as a civil engineer and sent him wandering down the mighty Colorado River. Here’s his story, in his own words.
"I started exploring the Grand Canyon during backpacking trips when I was in college over spring break vacations. I was so fond of the area, I decided to transfer to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff to finish my degree in civil engineering. After graduating I practiced structural engineering locally and, with the starving student days behind me, I began rafting the Colorado, Salt, Verde, and San Juan rivers for recreation. When the economy and housing market came to a halt I knew that all I wanted to do was become a river guide.
I currently enjoy calling the Colorado Plateau my home. I spend roughly half of the year rafting, hiking, and fishing in the Grand Canyon, another quarter of the year I spend exploring the Colorado Plateau’s vast deserts, canyons, and mountains. The final quarter of my year I hunt elk and mule deer and, hopefully, fill the freezer for a long fun filled winter of skiing."