The National Parks: America’s Best Idea series by Ken Burns quickly gained popularity. We definitely recommend watching it. In particular, one of my favorite little parts has to do with an incredibly intriguing lost honeymoon couple in Grand Canyon. You probably heard about the honeymooners on your Colorado River tour and we have talked about Glen and Bessie Hyde, in a previous blog post but they are just too dang interesting to be left alone for long!
This little video snippet, found at: http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/people/visitors/#hyde is great. It tells the story of the fateful journey of Glen and Bessie Hyde as they braved the Colorado River, expecting Bessie to be the first woman to raft through the Grand Canyon! Click on the link above and watch the video; you won’t regret it.
These are the kinds of interesting human history factoids you’ll learn plenty of while you cruise down the Colorado River on a Grand Canyon Whitewater raft. The raft guides are all very knowledgeable and are happy to pass on what they know about the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon.