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In 1965, a California native named George Sappenfiled was a recreation counselor during summer break from college. He decided one day that golf would be a whole lot more fun if played with Frisbees, so acted on his idea one day and set up a course of targets for kids to play on. Continue reading

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Known as the “modern wool”, fleece is actually made from plastic (sometimes even recycled soda bottles). Available in a variety of weights, colors, styles and price ranges, most everyone is bound to have some fleece in their closet. A fleece pullover (again snug fitting) is ideal for a day on the Gauley River. Continue reading

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From family white water rafting to horseback riding through miles of trails, there are a large amount of activities to keep your family active and outdoors this summer. Take a break from work and have the kids turn off the television and begin planning some fun summer events to participate in as a family. Continue reading

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No camping trip is completely bug-free. However, with these simple tips, you can ensure that they won’t ruin everyone’s good time in the great outdoors. Continue reading

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Whether you’re spending a weekend or an entire week enjoying the great outdoors, camping is a fun time for the whole family. From bike riding and hikes, to zip line tours and paintball wars… find a location that offers lots of things to do! Of course, while you’re becoming one with nature, there are a few necessities that are vital to ensure a great time. Continue reading

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Now that school’s out and the warm weather has arrived, it’s time to start enjoying everything summer has to offer. With summer comes heat, and with heat comes creative water activities to cool off. Listed below are the top three water sports to try out this summer.
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Perfect to let sit when you’re conversing around the fire or getting things done around the campsite, add some potatoes, veggies (carrots, celery, and onion make great additions), and steak meat to a large pot with broth and let stew for about one hour! Continue reading

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When you’re embarking on a white water rafting trip in the summer, you’ll probably be thinking more about how much fun you’re going to have than about the amount of sun that you’re getting. But, if you’re hitting the river when minimal clothing is required, that can be a big mistake! Continue reading

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Check out this quick demo from ACE Adventure Gear Shoppe about one of the many fishing kayaks they have in stock. Fishing kayaks are a great way to get to remote spots on lower volume rivers and undiscovered coves on lakes without the same price and environmental impact associated with conventional fishing boats. Come ask Brad and Casey (our resident experts) about getting a demo for a day*.

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Colorado and West Virginia are two of America’s best known rafting destinations. No matter which place you go you are going to have an amazing time. However there are some minor differences between the two. Continue reading

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