Monthly Archives: May 2010

Waldo the Wonder Mule confesses to a shoe habit. Continue reading

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Hanging around ACE, especially at the Lost Paddle or the Big Top Video Tent, there’s a secret language that permeates the air, the language of river guides. Continue reading

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If the river is running at “0″ feet – there is no water, right? Is that even possible? Not true when you are talking about the New River. We even run it at negative water levels. How is this possible?

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Waldo the Wonder Mule: “Yup, it’s true, ACE and the stables are my retirement home. See, the New River Gorge is the Grand Canyon of the East, but I got my “professional” start in the Grand Canyon in Arizona.” Continue reading

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Exactly one year ago this week I was having my first panic attack. My boyfriend, Chris, and I were unexpectedly unemployed. Four days later I got a response from my resume, “We’d love to have you work for us! We’ll contact you soon. – Brandi, ACE Adventures.” Continue reading

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After reading Julia’s blog “ACE: Fun for all ages! Even Grandpa” it inspired me to relate a story about Carl, a 76-year-old gentleman I took down the Upper Gauley some years ago. Continue reading

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Waldo? Whatever possessed Jeff and his staff to name me Waldo escapes me. I guess the implication is that I’m a clown, a jokester amongst the herd at New River Trail Rides.

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My grandfather is legally blind and 83 years young, but that didn’t stop him from taking on the Class I-III rapids of the Upper New River with ACE. Continue reading

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For me, one of the coolest things about this property is the fact that there were actually three towns once located here: Concho, Erskine and Dun Eden. Continue reading

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Once a full-time employee, my role has been limited in the past few years due to time constraints, though my heart and soul remain with the resort and its transformation through the years. I decided to change that, and hope I can contribute to the amazing lineup of blog entries. Continue reading

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