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John L. Hatch, Owner
Gavilan Tours

A Letter to Gavilan Tours

On behalf of the 140+ participants from Voyager RV Resort, we wish to express our sincere appreciation for the excellent services you have
provided for each of our three trips to visit Mata Ortiz, Paquime and the beautiful Mexican countryside. You have excelled in providing fine
meals and accommodations as well as educating each of us on the culture and beauty of the area. We are looking forward to three visits this next year, including two trips to the Copper Canyon as well as Mata Ortiz and Paquime.


Jim and Betty Klosterman
Voyager Trip Hosts


About John Hatch

I was born on October 22, 1950 in the small Mormon community of Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, the fifth child of seven children of Ernest LeRoy Hatch and Marza Lunt. My father was a country doctor and served lithe medical needs of a large rural area. he often traveled into very remote locations and worked under extreme conditions. He had a great love for the outdoors and from a very early age, I was able to accompany him on many of his expeditions. He was called on an advisement for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints that caused us to live in Mexico City when I was 11 through 14 years of age. It was a difficult adjustment to city life, but becoming active in the Boy Scout program helped until we returned to Colonia Juarez. When I graduated from high school, I attended Brigham Young University then served a two year mission for the Church in central Mexico. I returned and finished my degree at BYU and married my childhood sweetheart, Sandra Call. We have raised five sons and one daughter. We returned to live in Colonia Juarez where I taught school at my alma mater and grew apples and peaches. I recently retired from teaching school to spend more time in my orchard and as a guide. Many members of the Church in the western part of the United States have roots here and are interested in returning to see where their ancestors lived. I also have developed a clientele of scientists and ecologists who are interested in this region of the Sierra Madre.

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