Sarah Mallory

Job Title

Professional River Guide





With OARS Since


OARS Guide, Sarah Mallory, sits atop a baggage boat


Indian Lake, OH

Current Location

Salmon, ID

Offseason Gig

Leather Working Mastermind

About me

Outside of guiding, I live in Salmon, Idaho where I operate my creative business and have regular family dinners and game nights with the other good, river folk who live in this small town.

The Best Part of My Job

The river magic and the playfulness it pulls out of people.

How I found OARS

A recommendation from a friend and a phone call with the Idaho manager led me to pack up my car after college and drive across the country to work a (baggage boating) job in a river world I knew very little about. And that was nearly ten years ago!

My Favorite Spot on the River/Outdoors

Anywhere I can practice my backflip off of my boat (boy, does my backflip need the practice).

My Favorite Trip Memory

A full moon night on the Lower Salmon at the end of the season of my first year in Idaho, sitting in the back footwell of a boat with new friends, when I knew in that moment, my life had changed for the unexpected and the better.

My Lucky Charm

My PFD, I never run a rapid without it!

I Can’t Live Without

My watercolor set and few pens and pencils.

My Fun Fact

I can quote the entire movie "The Sandlot"

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