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Russell Heard



Russell has spent most of his life around the water. After 8 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, he moved to the Rogue Valley in ’95 and began kayaking and rafting the local rivers in 2001. Russell started guiding in 2006, starting with half-day trips and working up to his ultimate goal of guiding multi-day trips on the Wild and Scenic section of the Lower Rogue. You can often find Russell taking in the river, cooking up some good eats, or playing his guitar. Go ahead and ask him questions about local history; he may even remember some of it. Come meet Russell on the Rogue River!