Shawn Browning

Where did you grow up?

Tucson, Arizona

Where do you call home now?

Flagstaff, Arizona

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

The people I work with.

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

Hermit rapid, 5th wave=huge fun
Upper National Canyon- its an immense place where you can walk for miles and it has beautiful clear pools to swim in and its rarely visited.

One of my favorite camps is Nautiloid Canyon. There’s a couch shaped boulder way out in the rock bar that you can sit on and be completely surrounded by shallow moving water. especially cool at night.

What can you not live without on a trip?

A comfortable pillow and bedding.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

Taking James Bond ( Pierce Brosnan ) through Lava Falls in a Dory and noticing how nervous he was.