Guides: Steve Kenney

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Steve Kenney

Nickname: The Big Fella
Guide For: Grand Canyon Idaho Utah Colorado
Hometown: Terlingua, TX
Favorite Food: Thai Food
Favorite Music: Folk
Favorite thing about working for O.A.R.S.: The relationships with the Guests and Guides
Greatest Memory: Wearing dresses in Big Rapids
Other Hobbies: Bartending and Skiing
Special Talents: Storyteller and poetry
Time as a Guide: 12 years
Time with O.A.R.S.: 8 years
"The waning sunlight is hitting the canyon walls, camp has been set up, and you look at a guest's face and realize you did your job that day ~ you created magic." This is what great guides are made of: the true appreciation for what they do on the river and how it affects those who travel with them and rely on their expertise. Steve loves the relationships he forms while on the river, both with his fellow guides and with those who are just there to spend a few days. Whether he is expertly guiding a raft through some huge rapids, preparing meals on the river or hamming it up in one of his lovely articles of feminine apparel, Steve loves what he does. He shares this quote from John Muir as food for thought, "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything in the universe".

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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

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