- May 2, 2001
What an experience!Got to thinking, my first trip down the Hermit was in 1965. Couple of friends and I were hiking down in February, when were passed by the NAU hiking club, being lead by Dr. Harvey Butchart, whom I had taken a class from. He was a fount of knowledge and had been the first person to walk the entire park length, although in bits and pieces. Good person and every time I think about the Canyon I remember him and his exploits.