Rio Hibarger

Professional River Guide
Where did you grow up?

The Ozark National Forest in North Central Arkansas

Where do you call home now?

Flagstaff, Arizona and Southern Patagonia, Chile

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

Living on the worlds most amazing waterways with all the like-minded characters we meet.

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

# Nine on the Zambezi… It is huge water…..huge water can be fun as long as you grease your lines…

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?

My Navajo-made Copper bracelet.

What can you not live without on a trip?

My kayak or a stand up paddle board.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

I am an amateur juggler.

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