Adam (Moose) Robbins

Nickname

Moose

Where did you grow up?

Blountville, Tennessee

Where do you call home now?

Wherever my bus is parked

Year started at O.A.R.S.?

2014

What’s the best part of your job?

Improvisation with a confident smile 🙂
And you (the guest) didn’t even know it happened.
Poof, river magic.

Tell us about your favorite rapid, hike or camp and what makes it special

Greys’ Grindstone on the Tuolumne
Long, technical, fun set of drops.
It’s a dance, when setting the proper safetys with multiple boats.
Upper Greys’ is a great lunch spot. Full of huge boulders, dramatic geology and hydrology.
Sweet as.

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?

Charm: I have a leatherman tool I’ve had since I first started working as a 1st responder in 1990. It goes on every river trip, and it gets used on almost every one.
Tradition: Drinks with the crew after debriefing the day.

What can you not live without on a trip?

The Theracane! A large cane shaped self massage device.  Must have for multi day trips.
www.theracane.com get one.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

I facilitate Flood Rescue, and Wilderness Risk Management courses.

Whitewater Wisdom L.L.C.
www.waterandroperescue.com