Caleb Norton

Where did you grow up?

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Where do you call home now?

Flagstaff, Arizona

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

Seeing that “moment of wonder” in a guests eyes when the experience something that stirs their soul.

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

I love the Tonto Trail in Grand Canyon. You can hike for miles and miles and not see a single person.

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?

I have a little Buddha that lives in my ammo can. I have no idea where I got it from but it goes on every trip.

What can you not live without on a trip?

Coffee, a good book, and my camera.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

The first time I ever rowed a boat.