Maine White Water Rafting Guide: Erica Luce

Maine Rafting Guide Erica LuceName: Erica Luce
Hometown: Carrabassett Valley
Age of First Rafting Trip: 14
Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2012

What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting

What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors?
Beer, whitewater, and my Northern family.

What is your favorite river to guide, and your favorite rapid on that river?
Penobscot because the river gods have a way of humbling you up there. It pushes you as a guide. The thrill of not knowing if it’s your day to swim the gorge or not is exhilarating.

What’s your classic Northern Outdoors memory?
Not remembering after completing a Northern Brewer Rainbow.

Where do you adventure when you are not working?
Back to the river for a play run, to the mountains for hiking and biking, and to the bar.

What do you do in the off-season when you’re not guiding for Northern Outdoors?
K-4 grade Title I interventionist and the care taker of a beautiful 4 year old little girl.

Tell us about any certifications, special talents, guide awards.
Certified B.A.

What rivers have you run outside of Maine?
Grand Canyon

Which Kennebec River Brewery beer is your top choice after a day on the river?
Honey Badger Rye… ’cause honey badger don’t care.


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2 Responses

  1. Erica,

    All 18 of the Kurland “Brain Trust” had a blast last year at the Forks. Planning our annual trip this year August 14 to the Penobscot. Might have a few additional rafters to add to the manifest. Popular demand warrants that you join us for the ride. Hope to see you there!

    1. Hi Frank! Please make sure you request Erica with your reservationist when you making your booking. 207-663-4466. Thanks! Emily

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