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Gauley raft guides are addicted… to the river, cold-weather whitewater gear, watching trip videos and after parties! Continue reading

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The Gauley River in West Virginia: it’s a special place. And you’ve probably read about the big rapids and the big fun. But you may be wondering about a key ingredient – the guides! Your guide can take your trip from “pretty cool” to “absolutely awesome.” Continue reading

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When I have a day off from river work, I jump at the chance to get out-and-about and enjoy some restaurant and retail therapy. But today’s adventures brought me to the on-site ACE store. Continue reading

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ACE’s video staff is composed of a diverse bunch of boaters who risk life and limb to capture your vacation antics. Continue reading

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You can savor those whitewater rafting moments over and over with a cool video of your cool day. Continue reading

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I’m pretty sure I have tracked down our most common butterfly species in the Gorge. It’s the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Continue reading

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Sometimes women seem more hesitant about the rafting and camping. So I’m here to boost your confidence with some tips and experiences from a girl who rafts and camps all summer long. Continue reading

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Recently I guided a Big Water Canyon Overnight on the New River and there were two separate bachelor parties enjoying the trip. It got me thinking about suggestions for enjoying your next chick trip. Continue reading

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For most of us, the off-season is spent looking forward to the next summer and doing odd jobs to pay the bills. However, I turn to literature. Yes, most guides can and do actually read! Continue reading

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Springtime means different things to each individual, but for me, it’s time to migrate to West Virginia. I’m back for my third season of river guiding, and I couldn’t be more excited. Continue reading

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