The mighty Colorado River hooked Zach Fitzgerald the first time he went on a rafting trip through Grand Canyon in 2009. Since then, he has been guiding trips for Grand Canyon Whitewater and building his love and knowledge of the Canyon. Here's his story, in his own words.
"My first river trip through the Grand Canyon was in June 2009, and that is when I fell in love with the Canyon. There is something to be said about the solitude, peacefulness, tranquility and the awe-inspiring beauty the Canyon has to offer. After my first river trip I realized there is no other way to live life without spending nights sleeping under the bright twinkling stars or relaxing near a misty waterfall. Below the rim, I can truly live in the moment and focus on sharing the Canyon with all of our guests. Some of my favorite things to share are knowledge of the Canyon's ancient history, boatman history, flora and fauna, astronomy and Grand Canyon geology.
I hope to see you on the river this season."