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Meredith Francis

Multi-day Tours Guide

Guiding since:

2008

At AOA since:

2016

Hometown:

Dallas, TX

What type of tours do you usually guide?

Multi-day Tours

Hobbies/fun facts:

During my semester at NOLS, I built and lived in a Quigloo (quinzhee & igloo hybrid snow shelter) for 3 weeks in the Grand Teton backcountry. I am a 9th generation Texan and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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

Mostly, I love watching never-been-camping families show up to a trip a little apprehensive and nervous, and see the utter joy a week outdoors of hiking and camping gives them. That to me is the reason I guide.

A memorable moment from your job:

Bryce canyon sunrise. Everytime.