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So I have to laugh these days when I think about planning the year’s biggest party here at ACE and in the New River Gorge. Talking with national touring musicians, promoting Mountain Music Festival (MMFest) to sponsors, or just wrangling … Continue reading

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How does a towing and salvage guy from Maryland wind up friends with an entire rafting company? Take the case of Brian Dunn. In ’98, as a break from his busy towing business on Easter Shore in Maryland, he rafted … Continue reading

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If you’ve ever rafted the New or Gauley rivers with ACE Whitewater, you might’ve been lucky enough to a have guy named “Devo” at the helm. Does that name sound familiar? Other than from the 80’s punk-pop band with black … Continue reading

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I should say that we moved here a few years ago from Maine, coming to work on the rivers at first, but then falling in love with the place. That’s saying a lot, because Maine is beautiful. But West Virginia’s beauty is more accessible. I drove all over the country and lived a lot of places trying to make up my mind where I wanted to be. No matter where I went, I just kept thinking about West Virginia. Continue reading

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he River Findhorn was running a bit on the lower side, owing to a slight drought, unusual for the Scottish Highlands. The Findhorn is like a miniature Gauley River, and is a Class IV-V river when it is in “spate” or running high. Continue reading

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Life is all about taking chances when you have the opportunity. Those are the moments you will look back on and continue to revel in the glory of it. Continue reading

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She wants to continue guiding on the weekend, and become a member of the National Outdoor Leadership School as a whitewater and back country hiking guide in Patagonia. Continue reading

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It’s one of the biggest days of your life. Why would you spend it being stressed out, jumping through hoops and participating in things that don’t even really appeal to you only for “tradition” sake? This is how Tammy and … Continue reading

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Hipsters sipping cappuccinos while staring at their macs don’t surround our lake. Here, the real hipsters are IN the lake, playing and smiling as big as the 10 year old kid next to them. Continue reading

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We aren’t known for our malls that’s for sure. Although we do have movie theatres, clubs, live music and a multitude of outdoor activity. I spend my own summers rafting world class rapids, zip lining, by the lake with my friends by day and dancing to live music by night. Continue reading

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