Guide For: Grand Canyon
Hometown: Kanab UT
Favorite Food: Home grown anything
Favorite Music: Live from the Grand Canyon guitar
Favorite thing about working for O.A.R.S.: Sharing with people, learning, flowers
Greatest Memory: Being saved by my son on his first dory trip after flipping in Granite falls, he picked up 3 of my people along with his helped right my boat and then rowed out of the big king eddy
Other Hobbies: Gardening, writing, painting caring for others
Special Talents: Color artist, with brushes, mostly watercolor but I do some on glass painting that my brother and sister in law then blow into huge painted canyon vases. and I try and play the guitar
Time as a Guide: 38 years, pretty much my whole adult life, I am now 62, started when I was 24
Time with O.A.R.S.: 21 years in Grand Canyon, helping my husband manage the O.A.R.S operation in GC
Over 30 years ago a smiling, petite young woman with a
joyful zest for life, began guiding passengers on whitewater rafting
trips throughout the western United States. Now, hundreds of trips and
thousands of new friends later, Ote still "LOVES HER JOB, and is proud
to be a part of the Dale dynasty in the Grand Canyon and on planet Earth".
Guiding for Grand
Canyon Dories allows her to actively experience the special
things that make her heart happy: "Pushing off at Lee's Ferry. Spring
bloom. April is my favorite time of year in The Canyon then September.
I love all the rapids especially the gorge days! The end of each day
and the glow on the canyon walls, the early morning hours first light,
and the canyon wren's song!! Hiking up any side canyon, but especially
the up and over in the spring at Tapeats!"
Ote plays the piano, xylophone, and guitar, but is perhaps most well
known for her beautiful watercolor
paintings of the Grand Canyon and other scenic areas of the American west.