Jason McCracken

Multi-day Tours Guide

Guiding since:

I have been guiding in and around the Southwest and Costa Rica for 15+ years.

At AOA since:

2014

Hometown:

Flagstaff, AZ

What type of tours do you usually guide?

Multi-day Tours in Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon, and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Hobbies/fun facts:

Hobbies include just about any and all outdoor adventure activities, extensive world travels, producing Electro music, performing at shows, making Vinyl records, DJing.

I own and run an Eco Adventure Lodge on the tropical Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica where off season is spent on jungle adventures.

What do you love most about guiding/working in adventure travel?

Helping to facilitate guests in creating some of the most memorable adventures in their lifetimes. The friendships formed when people are out of the typical comfort zone is truly unique and life bonding. I am thankful everyday to have the opportunity to share these beautiful places with people from all over the globe. I believe very much the gift of giving someone memories and new experiences far outweighs any materialistic gift.

Share a memorable moment from your job:

So many memorable moments. However one of the many that stand out is leading a Charity trip down to Havasu Falls when several guests were not sure if they could make it. With some encouragement and assistance the whole group was shining at the top and tears flowing with joy. Hugs and laughter soon prevailed and lifelong bonds where made by all.