Arizona weather can be unpredictable. While we can say, in general, that spring is windy and by the end of October nights will be cold, nature likes to prove us wrong. This means there is NO WAY for us to predict exactly what kind of weather you’ll encounter on your Hatch River Expedition.
The most likely inclement weather you risk catching up to you on the river is a rain storm. Sometimes these last 15 minutes, sometimes an hour, and sometimes it feels like the whole trip. Fortunately, you signed up for a river trip, so you were prepared to get wet!
Still, it doesn’t hurt to have a few things in mind to make your trip enjoyable even when the unexpected happens.
Here are some tips for camping in rainy conditions:
Most Hatch trips aren’t followed by dark clouds. If you do get rained on, it will likely be pretty temporary, but isn’t it nice to know what to do if the rains do strike?
As with most aspects of a Grand Canyon rafting trip, attitude is everything. Grand Canyon rain storms are some of the most beautiful you will ever see. Revel in your good fortune if you are one of the few who get to see water cascading down the Redwall Limestone cliffs in Marble Canyon or deepening the color of the black Vishnu Schist in the Inner Gorge. There is no bad weather in the Canyon!