Eric Shedd

Professional River Guide


Where did you grow up?


Where do you call home now?


Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

Getting to share wild places! Playing music for the guests.

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

Veil Falls on the Middle Fork of the Salmon. Just magical.

What can you not live without while at work or on a trip?

Some sort of stringed instrument: guitar, mandolin.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding/trip memory.

So much laughter that it’s hard to keep track of…

About me…

I’m a in a touring Americana band called Birds of Play, so I don’t get to guide as much as I used to.

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