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Ahh, the holiday season is well under way! Stores stocked with Christmas trees right after Halloween masks were ripped from the shelves. It seems like Thanksgiving fell under the radar this year. As a long-term customer service representative with a … Continue reading

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Well, here we are; Black Friday again. I’m stuck at some store, instead of out with my friends. Shoppers get mad and check-out lines clog, So I thought I’d check in on this awesomesauce blog. And what do I find, … Continue reading

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So, when you’re in the whitewater rafting biz, you hear some crazy stuff. Is this salt water? Will we get out back where we started? More. But seriously, “Why is the water white?” is a decent enough question, and it … Continue reading

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Okay, maybe they’re not “secrets”. They’re reminders, things you already knew but might have forgotten about.  You know, in all the excitement. Still, it’s worth putting out there.  After all, there’s nothing more important on a vacation than time, right?  … Continue reading

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Quick story. At a tiny ski resort here in the great state of West Virginia, the following conversation was once overheard. Beginner Skier Dad, in full camo body suit and safety orange hat, standing at the top of the bunny … Continue reading

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I don’t fit the demographic. What I mean is, I’m not exactly outdoorsy. At my desk, I listen to Madonna, not Jack Johnson. I have made no bones about the irony of my employ in the outdoor industry. You see where I … Continue reading

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In honor of the groundbreaking at the new Boy Scout Camp (The Summit) right here in the New River Gorge, I’d like to share my personal story of scouting. This story is a hybrid of my own childhood memories and my … Continue reading

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If you sometimes come to do a little whitewater rafting in the summer you might not believe what I’m going to say.  Okay, here goes: November is really pretty awesome in the New River Gorge.   Wait, what?  November?  Why would … Continue reading

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You know, when most people think of the word “family,” they’re not thinking about riding off-road trails on ATVs in West Virginia. But maybe they should. ATVs are for everyone (almost).  That means mom, dad, the kids, and yes, grandma, … Continue reading

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We get it.  It’s fall.  Time to hunker down.  The kids are in school.  Everyone has all kinds of stuff going on.  The holidays are coming.  Noses are being put to grindstones. Unless … Unless there was a place in, … Continue reading

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