Category Archives: Gauley River Rafting

Cinch down your stuff sacks, pack the cooler to the rim with choice beverages and make sure you’ve replaced the camp chair that folded up like an origami swan last time you were camping and check out these 7 camping essentials no camper should be without: Continue reading

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With Gauley Season 2011 just around the corner, it’s probably a good idea to brush up on your rafting lingo to get you primed for Upper or Lower Gauley rafting success. We’ve assembled the top guide commands to keep in your noggin Continue reading

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Duckies are quite possibly the coolest thing to happen to rafting since the self-bailing boat (which is a real thing, BTW–ask your guide). Continue reading

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Learn about Gauley white water rafting season, when else you can go Gauley River rafting & how water flows affect your West Virginia rafting experience. Continue reading

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a story by Joyce Cooper all about the very first trips down West Virginia’s Lower Gauley River, and how a lot of the whitewater rapids that are now world famous got their names. Continue reading

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The Gauley River and the New River National Parks have about 80,000 acres or so of heart-pounding, breath-taking, fear-inducing wilderness between them.

What would a U.S. Soldier have to say about that? Great place for a race. Continue reading

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Here are five places you need to have a picture of yourself in. Continue reading

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If you go whitewater rafting on the Gauley River in West Virginia, you’ll have to know 5 things in order to get down the river safely. Those 5 things are called Paddle Commands, and they’re what your guide uses to tell you what to do and when to do it. Continue reading

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There’s a popular misconception about going whitewater rafting on the Gauley River in West Virginia, and goes like this: everyone falls out of the raft. Not true. In fact, the vast, vast majority of people stay in the raft on both the Upper and Lower Gauley Rivers, especially in the Class V rapids. Here are 3 tips to help you stay in the boat.
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If you ever get the itch to find out if you can cut it out on the river, we train new ACE guides every spring. It’s not easy, but it is rewarding, in ways that you probably don’t expect. Continue reading

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