Eric Hudelson

Professional River Guide


Where did you grow up?

All over the U.S.

Where do you call home now?


Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

I enjoy everything about this job. What’s there not to like? Meeting new people, sharing Idaho’s beautiful and unique wildernesses, working with my pards, it’s all a very special part of being a guide.

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

Too many to list…if you’re there, at that moment, it’s going to be pretty cool. Of course, having a big cutty tugging on the end of your fly line ain’t bad either.

What can you not live without on a trip?

A sweep boat under my feet or dory oars in my hands.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

I can be funny if I try.

About me…

I like to ski.