Dakota Goodman

Professional Outdoor Guides & Adventure Experts
 Where did you grow up?

Arcata, California

Where do you call home now?

Berkeley, California

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

Everything! Meeting new people, hanging out with my family, spending time in beautiful places and sleeping under the stars.

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

On the Middle Fork of the Idaho Salmon River there is a beautiful creek side hike to an ancient Yew grove. It is a very peaceful and magical spot where you can take a few deep breaths and really appreciate where you are.

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?

I splash my face with river water before big rapids.

What can you not live without on a trip?

Not including all the essential guide gear, my camera. I bring my camera on every single trip with me. I love photography and capturing the magnificence of the places where I feel most at home.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

I love collecting agates. Whenever we stop at a rocky beach I automatically start looking for those precious river gems. http://dakotarosegoodmanphotography.weebly.com/poetry

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