Scott Jernigan

Scott Jernigan started guiding in 1991, driving a team of mules around the historic district of Charleston South Carolina while getting a B.S in Anthropology. After college he guided river trips in the Southern Appalachians, as well as South and Central America before heading west after his first Grand Canyon trip in 1998. The Middle Fork of the Salmon has been his summer home since 1999. Winters since then have found him studying, practicing, and teaching massage in S.E Asia and a few ski towns around the west. Scott enjoys sharing and learning about the native cultures who have called Grand Canyon home. He loves the communal aspect of our trips and feels blessed to have shared in so many peoples' river experience. An experience made full by good friends, healthy food, clean water and air, and of course learning and playing in Grand Canyon. 


“Scott’s way of being and speaking were so calming, reassuring, and supportive.  I can’t believe he could be so calm taking a bunch of old farts through the big water [in a paddle boat].” – V.G. Sept 7 HS