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We make our way along the New River’s bank, cautiously stepping from one boulder to the next. Bundles of driftwood and debris are scattered in random pockets amongst the rocks and trees, evidence of the last high water event. Our boats are securely tied just upstream, near the end of a relatively slow moving flat water pool. As we boulder hop further down stream, the chaotic mess of whitewater that minutes earlier existed just beyond the horizon of current is now coming fully into view. Continue reading

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Many years ago I was told by a fellow river guide that you aren’t really a career river guide unless: Continue reading

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Guides and employees made the annual pilgrimage to wild & wonderful West Virginia to do a little white water rafting and meet old friends. Continue reading

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Your river guide is the number one variable that makes your Gauley trip (or any other rafting trip, for that matter) a success. Your guide is the font from which all river knowledge flows, your captain in the maelstrom. But they weren’t born that way. Continue reading

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West Virginia white water rafting is a very cool vacation idea. But what does it mean to live it? We’ve asked a few folks from our current class of guide trainees for look into what it takes to be a white water guide out on the New and Gauley Rivers of West Virginia with ACE. One thing’s for sure: being on vacation professionally is not as easy as it sounds. Continue reading

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Whitewater rafting is a very cool vacation idea. But what does it mean to live it? We’ve asked a few folks from our current class of guide trainees for look into what it takes to be a white water guide out on the New and Gauley Rivers of West Virginia with ACE. One thing’s for sure: being on vacation professionally is not as easy as it sounds. Continue reading

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Whitewater rafting is a very cool vacation idea. But what does it mean to live it? We’ve asked a few folks from our current class of guide trainees for look into what it takes to be a white water guide … Continue reading

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Whitewater rafting is a very cool vacation idea. But what does it mean to live it? We’ve asked a few folks from our current class of guide trainees for look into what it takes to be a white water guide … Continue reading

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