Wade Smith Mckinney

Job Title

Professional River Guide




Grand Canyon, Arizona

With OARS Since


Wade McKinney - guide - Meet the Team


Austin, TX

Current Location

Durango, CO

Offseason Gig

Underwear Model

About me

I prefer life without electricity.

The Best Part of My Job

My co-workers and my "office".

How I found OARS

I wanted to be outside as much as possible. I wanted to rise and fall with the sun.

My Favorite Spot on the River/Outdoors

Lava Cliff has big energy.

Favorite River Tradition

I like to sing as loud as I can around the Garnet camps.

I Can’t Live Without

Clean socks.

My Fun Fact

I'm really talented at adding butter to meals.

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