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Owner / Guide / Adventure Educator


Randy Smith: Experienced Adventure Educator and Maine Guide

Professional Overview

Randy Smith is a seasoned adventure educator and a licensed Maine guide with over 25 years of experience guiding people through wilderness areas from Maine to Alaska. His expertise spans a range of activities including:

  • Whitewater Expeditions: Guiding trips from beginner-friendly Class I to challenging Class V+ whitewater rapids.

  • Hiking and Backpacking: Extensive experience in remote wilderness areas, including a successful thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2020 and guided hikes in New Hampshire's White Mountains.

  • Canoeing and Rafting: Leading expeditions on major canoe routes in Maine and paddling world-class rivers such as the Gauley River (WV), Colorado River (UT), Grand Canyon (AZ), Green River (UT), Yampa River (CO), and the Primrose River in the Yukon Territory.

Personal Background

Randy was born in Bangor, Maine, and grew up exploring the woods on his family’s land in Carmel, Maine. He currently lives on Rocky Hill Permaculture Farm, a restoration initiative on the same land where he spent his childhood. Randy integrates permaculture principles and ethics into his lifestyle, emphasizing sustainability, adventure, and education.

Core Values and Services

Randy's core values form the foundation of his wilderness trips and custom itineraries, which cater to adventurers of all ages and backgrounds:

  • Sustainability: Implementing permaculture principles to create sustainable living and outdoor experiences.

  • Adventure: Offering thrilling and educational wilderness expeditions.

  • Education: Teaching outdoor skills and fostering a deep appreciation for nature.

Certifications and Skills

Randy’s extensive qualifications ensure safe and enriching experiences for his clients:

  • Wilderness First Responder Certification: Held for 20 years, ensuring advanced first aid and emergency response capabilities.

  • Maine Whitewater Guide License: Since 1996, demonstrating expertise in whitewater guiding.

  • Maine Recreation Guide License: Since 2004, reflecting broad knowledge in recreational guiding.

  • Additional Training: Includes river and high-angle rescue, risk management, itinerary planning, and team-building.

  • Education: Holds a Master’s degree in Adventure Education and Outdoor Therapies.

Personal Pursuits

When not guiding trips or working with clients, Randy enjoys personal adventures such as hiking and solo paddling native canoe routes. He also dedicates time to his garden and the ongoing development of Rocky Hill Permaculture Farm.

Contact Information

Randy Smith is available for guiding services and consultations on sustainable living and adventure education. He brings a wealth of knowledge, a commitment to safety, and a passion for the outdoors to every adventure.

For more information, visit [Maine Guide Company] or contact Randy directly at 207-945-1944.

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