Tag Archives: Julia Blanford

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day on the Gauley River? That depends. Do you care about having enough energy to tackle some of the most challenging whitewater rafting in the universe? Continue reading

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It’s that time of the whitewater rafting year again! Gauley River Season. Let’s get prepared for the huge rapids of the Gauley River. Here are 5 must-haves for any Gauley trip. Continue reading

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Checking in during Gauley Season actually starts about two weeks prior to the time you arrive. Here’s the breakdown. Continue reading

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If you’ve spent some time up at the Big Top and you’ve read my other blog on guide slang, but are still baffled as to what the heck we’re talking about, no worries! Here’s another small bit of the guide dictionary to help everybody out. Continue reading

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Before the July 4 weekend arrives, I’d like to dedicate this blog as a giant “thank you” to all those who’ve served our country. Continue reading

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Most people find West Virginia and its wilderness to be foreign territory, and have loads of questions about the area and the river. Continue reading

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Hanging around ACE, especially at the Lost Paddle or the Big Top Video Tent, there’s a secret language that permeates the air, the language of river guides. Continue reading

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My grandfather is legally blind and 83 years young, but that didn’t stop him from taking on the Class I-III rapids of the Upper New River with ACE. Continue reading

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Here’s the lowdown on ACE’s Kids’ Camp: As long as little Owen, Tyler, Chloe or Sarah can make a visit to the potty on their own, they can hang out with an awesome ACE guide all day long! Continue reading

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Every season, nearly 40,000 people come to ACE just to go rafting. Many companies also come to work on their communication skills, leadership skills, trust in the group and other such dynamics. Continue reading

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