Artisans of O.A.R.S.
O.A.R.S. Guides Have Much to Offer
More than just a pretty place...
Certainly nature itself provides the incredible raw material for an ideal trip. The beauty, the majesty, the serenity, the power and the variety of what you see. However, for most of our guests, it is the O.A.R.S. guides and support staff who make the trip memorable. Professional through and through, our dedicated staff know their territories in and out - the rivers' moods, the tidal forces, the lay of the land, the animals, plants and even stars.
More than just a pretty face…
Adventurers with an innate curiosity of what's around the next bend, our team of ambassadors has talents that transcend the rivers and coastlines. This section of the website has been designed to give you a glimpse of some of outstanding and creative artisans who also happen to be great in the woods…
Watercolors by Ote Dale
Ote's colorful personality and love of the world she lives in are wonderfully expressed in her original watercolor paintings. Scenes of the rivers and mountains that are so much a part of her soul take on an ethereal life of their own through the magic of her paint brush. Ote, a Dory guide in the Grand Canyon, is featured on our guide page. If you wish to view more artwork you may Visit Ote's website.
Contemporary Fine Art Glass by Roger & Cindell Dale
In their studio beneath the La Plata Mountains of southern Colorado, Roger & Cindell Dale create vibrantly colored works of art. Their medium is glass, which is formed into bowls, balls and wall sculptures, as well as other vessels. Whether sleek and streamlined, like the dories they expertly guide through the Grand Canyon, or fun, colorful and whimsical; the pieces they produce are museum quality. Many are on display in galleries throughout the western US. You can see more examples of their glass art on Roger & Cindell's website.
Fleece Skirts by Kate Wollney
Kate, our Rogue River Manager, has spent years guiding and knows what works on the river. Her Cold River Fleece Skirts offer a versatile way to keep you warm and looking good too. While they were created from necessity, Cold River Fleece Skirts are a fashionable way to make your wardrobe warmer. Whether you are out in the backcountry or out on the town, hiking in the forest or strolling the sidewalks, her polar fleece will keep you warm even if it gets wet.
Michael P. Ghiglieri, author
Michael's books which can be found on his website, Puma Press Books, include The Chimpanzees of Kibale Forest, East of the Mountains of the Moon, Canyon, The Dark Side of Man: Tracing the Origin of Male Violence, Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon, First through Grand Canyon, and Off the Wall: Death in Yosemite.