Lee Bassett

Professional River Guide
Where did you grow up?


Where do you call home now?

Utah, mostly

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

I enjoy the wilderness of the whole thing. Taking people out to a place they would never have the opportunity to go. And of course the whitewater!!!!

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

I really like Hells Half Mile and Disaster Falls. Especially when the water is a little higher!

What can you not live without on a trip?

My toothbrush, I’m a serial brusher.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

My favorite memory as of late was one night we were camped at Rippling Brook 1 and a huge storm came in and a flash flood waterfall came gushing over the other canyon wall right across the river. It was wild, lasted maybe 40 minutes.

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