Part 4: Betsy Harter has been guiding for 16 years, including in the Grand Canyon for Arizona Raft Adventures. But some of her most memorable moments came early in her career guiding canoe trips in Costa Rica.
Part 3: Brad Dimock tells the mysterious tale of Glen and Bessie Hyde who disappeared from their honeymoon trip down the Colorado River in 1928.
Christa Sadler has been guiding for three decades and she’s the author of There’s This River - Grand Canyon Boatman Stories.
A remote campground in southwest New Mexico has recently become a sanctuary for star gazers seeking a pristine night sky at a time when the rapid spread of light pollution prevents more than half of the world's population from seeing the Milky Way.
Photographer and former river guide David Edwards has been boating for more than four decades. He recalls one Grand Canyon river trip in 1984. Two groups had just finished a hike up Havasu Creek when it started to rain.
Thousands of small-scale coffee growers in Central America and Mexico are better off because of fair trade. But the system is fraying at the seams in one of the world's most important coffee-growing regions because of low prices, a damaging fungus and unscrupulous middlemen.
Residents of Vado, New Mexico are filling the potholes in their dirt roads with recycled roof shingles. It's a temporary solution for an ongoing problem in colonias across the U.S./Mexico border.
Grand Canyon National Park is trying to move past a scathing sexual misconduct report released in January by the Inspector General’s Office. In attempts to change the culture of harassment the agency is investigating just how extensive complaints of sexual harassment have been at national parks, is setting up a confidential hotline and for the first time, is appointing a woman to oversee the park.
The National Park Service turns 100 in August. The centennial should be an occasion to celebrate, but the milestone comes at a time when parks are understaffed and are struggling with a $12 billion maintenance backlog. So park superintendents are worried about the next century and who’s going to visit and pay to maintain the nation’s crown jewels.
The tree is known in government reports as Cottonwood W. It’s somewhere between 100 and 150 years old— and it's dying.