According to Mark Zuckerberg, Americans spend 9 hours a day with digital media. Nine hours! This is a jump of around 3 hours from the 1990s. Remember the time where car phones seemed like something out of the future, cell phones were the size of bricks, grandparents still had dial telephones or teenagers used beepers and pager code? The technological changes that have taken place in the last 20 years are astounding. Many families and groups of friends go out of their way to find and create "breaks" from technology. Unplugging and spending time in the outdoors not only has physical benefits on the body but also social benefits. River rafting Grand Canyon provides the ultimate escape for those looking for a bit of adventure away from devices.
While entrenched in the Canyon’s depth guests often find an ease and relaxation simply by detaching from the outside world. By letting Hatch River Expeditions take charge of the logistics, guests can sit back, relax and enjoy everything that Grand Canyon has to offer without distractions of technology. There is no cell service in the Canyon so, although guests sometimes bring them to take photos (though we don’t necessarily recommend it), there will be no ringtones or text vibrations interrupting the solitude. Spend a week hearing no buzz of the fridge or background noise from the television.
Although we all use technology and greatly appreciate the ease it has brought to everyday life it can sometimes be beneficial to turn off the computers and unwind. Not only will river rafting Grand Canyon increase appreciation for solitude and the great outdoors but also will increase appreciation for those devices when returning to civilization. Many of us take for granted the ease with which information is processed and exchanged so every once in a while it is great to have a reminder.