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John L. Hatch, Owner
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
View John's Resume [PDF
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