Originally Posted by pyranha_rev
Guide on clear creek! You make more money than the Arkansas . I laugh when you make 30 a day! On clear creek you can guide three trips a day easily !!!!!!!
Now we've gotten to the heart of the matter. Do you want to guide three trips a day? Or would you rather get to know people and enjoy the outdoors with them? (This isn't a test, and there isn't a wrong answer.)
Most of my guides preferred doing the 4 and 5 day trips over doing day trips. They liked people (a primary requisite for being a river guide, by the way) and they liked taking them into a world that most of them had never known.
I've probably spent as much time guiding day trips as I have multi-day trips. I enjoyed both (or I wouldn't have done it). I had some guides who would do only day trips, and others who refused to do day trips.
We were mostly a multi-day trip company (Rogue, Lower Salmon, Owyhee, Deschutes, Grand Ronde, John Day, Klamath) but we also did a lot of day trips (Clackamas, North Santiam, North Umpqua, Deschutes), so the guides had some flexibility.
You should reflect on what kind of guiding suits you best.