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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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Steve has spent 6 wonderful seasons with ACE, only taking one season off for chemo treatments. Coming back from something like that, has left him with a deeper zeal and appreciation for life. He calls himself a ”child of the world” Continue reading

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In May of 2014, ACE was proud to show some high school students from Boone Career & Technical Center around our property and highlight what it’s like to work in WV’s Tourism and Outdoor Recreation industry. Continue reading

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I moved to West Virginia in the summer of 2013, with the intent of being a video boater on the New River. The fact that I had never kayaked before didn’t seem like much of an obstacle at the time. Continue reading

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Don Wargowsky is this weeks employee of the week! Don has been “in a relationship” with ACE for 4 great years. Originally from Cutler, Ohio, Don now resides with us in our home among the hills as both a climbing and raft guide. And boy is this guy awesome at what he does! His love of climbing brought him to ACE 4 years ago. He intended to only work one summer with us while he was finishing his master’s degree in education, but one summer was enough to get him hooked! Continue reading

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Now 5+ years of marriage, we decided if we were ever to have kids, the clock is ticking way too fast for us to wait. We tried to get pregnant and easily did. The new adventure is about to begin any day now. Yet, when I cruise through my FB feed somehow I still find myself wondering if we caved into mainstream culture. Continue reading

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For dedicating his life to preservation and appreciation of forests and mountains, and writing it all down for us to appreciate as well, John Muir has earned the title of true mountain man. Having lived in the mountains of West Virginia my entire life, I often wonder what he would of thought of the New River Gorge. Continue reading

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“Withdrawal is setting in. I’m wearing shorts and a bikini top as I write this. Wearing clothing on Monday may put me over the edge. I looked up the ole USGS hydrogrpah for the 16 days of our trip and it turns out Hermit Rapid was the biggest day! Check it out” Continue reading

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Spring in the New River Gorge means river rescue training for river guides getting ready for the whitewater rafting season. Here’s a video account of ACE, NARR and Wildwater guides doing just that. Continue reading

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Building trails or rafting at ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia, rain or shine, adventure vacations are a state of mind. Continue reading

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