Haiku – A Celebration of Spring Rafting and Zip Line Season in West Virginia

Spring has sprung in the New River Gorge in West Virginia.

Whale Hole, freakin’ huge
best leave that thing alone
New River in spring

Haiku.
Bless you.

No. We’re talking about the poetry form. Nature is what haiku is all about so it seems the perfect way to herald the beginning of the 2012 adventure season in West Virginia. You see, here at ACE, we’re already rafting on the New River and the zip lines are running.

To celebrate, we’re holding a contest for all you ACE-heads out there who want to ring in spring with a simple verse.

The rules are straightforward:

  • Your Haiku must consist of three lines (line one: 5 syllables; line two: 7 syllables; line three: 5 syllables) Check out that first haiku for guidance.
  • It must be posted in the comments section below.
  • Subject: anything to do with spring and getting outside here in West Virginia.
  • Bonus points for humor.
  • Enter as many times as you like.
  • We’re looking for the best PG haiku you can muster so keep everything on the up and up. Anything over the top will be disqualified and removed.
  • This is an entirely subjective process with the winner determined by ACE Adventure Resort or that dude who rides past our office on his moped every day.
  • Contest closes Friday, March 30 2012 at 11:59 pm
  • Have fun.

What do you win?

We were wondering when you’d ask. The winner receives their choice of a single day New River rafting trip for two (Upper or Lower New) OR a Zip Line tour for two.

Oh yeah, and the confidence that you rock the haiku form.

We leave you with this for inspiration:

may your haiku verse
blossom like redbud branches
lining New River

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  • Mandermarie2000

    My husband fell in
    Once you ask? No, more like four
    lets do it once more!

  • Mandermarie2000

    my first time rafting
    OMG-that was crazy
    i must be in love!

  • TjsFreckles

    broken paddle Yes!
    Without a boat not the best
    camera mans test!

  • TjsFreckles

    Monday Marathon
    Tuesday sore back legs and arms
    memories for all

  • TjsFreckles

    all side she did yell
    katy rafting alone now
    broken paddle WOW

  • Mandermarie2000

    seat next to guide, check
    best seat in the house for sure
    all the fun, no work!! :) )

  • Angie Sontag

    Bus ride is scary
    Better keep your helmets on
    The ride is worth it

  • Angie Sontag

    River waters roar
    Wild flowers are blooming
    Time to visit Ace

  • Angie Sontag

    Guide says paddle hard!
    Oh my God, over I go!
    Better plug my nose.

  • Codylewis94

    The beautiful thought,
    of good ol’ west virginia,
    keeps my scattered at ease.

  • CodyLewis

    The beautiful thought,
    of good ol’ West Virginia,
    Keeps my mind* at ease.

  • Frenchfries123

    Spring is very fun.
    Spring has just began to sprung.
    That was a bad pun.

  • CodyLewis94

    lol failed twice, here is how it should be V
    The beautiful thought,
    of good ol’ West Virginia,
    keeps my scattered mind at ease.

  • CodyLewis94

    Mountain Mama’s grace,
    blooms like a rhododendron,
    when the trees come alive. 

  • CodyLewis94

    The old gold’n'blue.
    It will stay forever true,
    in my heart, as home.

  • CodyLewis94

    These mountains my home,
    are God’s canvas at its best,
    its beauty never rests.

  • Heather

    Riding down the river
    Enjoying the scenery
    Whoops wave to the face

  • Jkahwajy

    That’s the New right now??
    Bring it on man!! Holy Cow!! Spring, to you I bow.

  • Victoriasquare

    In spring young men’s thoughts
    turn, not to love or baseball 
    but rafting the New

  • TjsFreckles

    Spring has sprung again
    river is flowing my friend
    ace is waiting now

  • TjsFreckles

    new or old you ask
    either way dont be afraid
    be brave and choose both

  • Johngallagher63

    White water rafting
    The New River is laughing
    My pants I’m crapping!

  • Heather

    Ready to try it
    cross it off my bucket list
    New River awaits!

  • Winki_40

    I would rather be
    by the New River, you see
    Please, oh please pick me

  • Tiffanyjohnson0428

    adrenaline rush
    refreshing cold and wet
    spring on the river

  • Heather

    Zip zip zip away
    Here we come New River way
    Please join us, you may!

  • goldenbuck

    While rafting, zipping
    The best part is yet to come
    Laugh, scream, all stress free

  • Heather

    Oh fear not you say
    I guess I’ll try it some day
    Ace Adventure Day!

  • goldenbuck

    Raft, Zip, BIke, Hike, Climb
    Wipe the winter blues away
    Life is one big scream

  • buck

    Wholy crepe wholy cow
    No one asked if I could swim
    Hold on tight yell pray

  • Ag

    One day on the New

    Now addicted to Gauley

    So much excitement

  • HarleyMan84

    High in the mountains
    This river starts it’s journey
    Rafting adventures

  • HarleyMan84

    N ow I’m Wondering
    E very Day I Am Working
    W hitewater Rafting

  • HarleyMan84

    Spring Is Here Again
    Lower Gorge Is Calling Me
    “Ride The WhiteWater!”

  • buck

    Come join ACE today
    Day without pain and laughter
    Boring, Long, Forgetful

  • Thomas Genders

    Whether a rookie or pro
    Ace rocks the raft
    on Gauley or New

  • Cameron80

    My kids in a raft
    Squealing with delight out loud
    A dreaming mommy…

  • ohio rafter

    From Ohio we come every year
    Rafting, busrides, & beer
    Only to say “Fuzzy box of kittens, your a dear!”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1065444102 Heidi Sleasman

    The River in Spring
    Rafting conditions are best
    in West Virginia

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1065444102 Heidi Sleasman

    Rafting on River
    West Virginia is calling
    Zip Line through the trees

  • Darlene Alexandersen

    Nothing is better
    Than rafting a wild river
    With Ace Adventure!

  • Tina

    One-hundred feet high
    Zipping forty miles per hour
    Should dry my wet pants!

  • http://twitter.com/D3Bill Bill Heffelfinger

    What’s spring like at ACE?
    Zip through trees, wind in your face
    Hurtling through space

  • http://twitter.com/D3Bill Bill Heffelfinger

    Peaceful trip down stream
    I hear some banjo music
    Paddle faster please!

  • http://twitter.com/D3Bill Bill Heffelfinger

    This momma of three
    Missed last trip big with baby
    Please!  I need to raft!

  • http://twitter.com/D3Bill Bill Heffelfinger

    Fave destination
    Our best ever vacation
    Wish we lived closer!

  • http://twitter.com/D3Bill Bill Heffelfinger

    Best
    ever Vaca
    3 kids…hard to get away
    Celebrate 10 years

  • http://twitter.com/D3Bill Bill Heffelfinger

    Oh to be sloshing
    Past Jump rock and through Keeneys
    We’d love it for free!

  • http://twitter.com/D3Bill Bill Heffelfinger

    How crazy is Ace?
    Guide does headstands in rapids
    Gotta love that Kurt!

  • http://twitter.com/D3Bill Bill Heffelfinger

    When not on a raft,
    How’s this for insane challenge?
    18 teens.  Mud course.

  • http://twitter.com/D3Bill Bill Heffelfinger

    Hey! Don’t rock the boat,
    By heck or by high water!
    Or do both.  It’s ACE!

  • http://twitter.com/D3Bill Bill Heffelfinger

    Go to the Extreme!
    Paddling, Splashing, Wiping Out
    Love rafting at ACE

  • http://twitter.com/D3Bill Bill Heffelfinger

    Say “Ace is the Place!”
    What? Oh, That’s the “other” Ace?
    Well, Ace is MY place!

  • http://twitter.com/D3Bill Bill Heffelfinger

    Shining sun, the sky
    As birds sing on the shoreline
    River runs through it

  • http://twitter.com/D3Bill Bill Heffelfinger

    In a stream risen
    Complicated in the trees
    Underwear whimpers

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