Chris Currie

Where did you grow up?

Alaska/Idaho

Where do you call home now?

North Idaho

Year started at OARS?

2010

What’s the best part of your job?

Showing folks wild country and making them good food while doing it.

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

Hiking the Chamberlain Trail on the Main Salmon River. The seemingly never-ending trail (over 80 miles) takes you on the path of turn of the century miners heading to the Thunder Mountain Strike. The trail was built for livestock so it has a relatively easy grade for hiking. The Chamberlain Trail takes you through the Campbell’s Ferry Ranch as well making it a great hike in the high country of the Frank Church Wilderness.

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?

I just try to make sure I have everything strapped in and my dory hatches shut.

What can you not live without on a trip?

Some sort of scarf or buff to keep my neck out of the sun. I need that.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

I own my own dory which I take on commercial OARS and Dories trips!