Jose Langarica

Professional River Guide
Where did you grow up?

Torrance, CA

Where do you call home now?

Coloma, CA

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

Taking people out on the river and showing them a great time! Also eating all the leftover Pringles from lunch that day.

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

My favorite rapid is Barking Dog, because it’s a really fun rapid.

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?

I thank the land and the river for letting me and my crew work and recreate on it.

What can you not live without on a trip?


Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory.

Fact: I’m really bad at singing, but I love karaoke!

About me…

Rafting and Mexican food make me happy.

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