Monthly Archives: September 2013

I find a very serious defending R-1 champ Brad Atkins prepping his boat away from the crowds, and pauses long enough to tell me that he is more interested in staying upright during the race this rather than solely focused on the goal of winning. I think this is a smart line of thought as this year the water level was a competitor in it’s own right. Continue reading

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Say hello to your new best friend, rafting the Gauley River. I’m sure you’re wondering how you can manage this with a crazy schedule and tight funds being a student. Continue reading

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Like I said, we have experienced 8-9 raft trips—certainly not enough to be anywhere near experts but enough to know what to do and what to expect. Of course, each trip is different even if it is the same river. I have to say, that this past weekend (Sept 7 & 8) we experienced a very unique trip! Continue reading

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Flow is the feeling you obtain after accomplishing a high adventure activity. In a sense, it can be related to nirvana or enlightenment. When a guest comes to ACE, they are often doing what they perceive to be a high-risk activity. Continue reading

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The “hits” (hydraulics) you receive on the Lower Gauley do not disappoint. A class 3 or 4 rapid on the Lower Gauley can feel bigger than on the New River. With every rapid, you are reminded that the Gauley is a totally different game and it’s more than exciting. Continue reading

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What does a rapid class really mean anyway? After spending much of my summer at ACE Adventure Resort white water rafting, I have learned to not judge a rapid by its class. If you have ever been rafting, you will … Continue reading

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A light fog slides its way in and out of the river’s gorge, drifting through the trees and then down to the water’s surface.   We push off from the rocky bank and drift as well, our path almost as unknown … Continue reading

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