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I pull the strap through the buckle, tightening down the last bit of equipment into the raft. I check my gear once more . . . carabiners are locked . . . my PFD is snug. As I look out on the gentle current moving by, I can hear the trip leader finishing up their safety talk behind me. I take a long, deep, deliberate breath. Every spring, there is always that “first trip back, ” and with it usually comes some nervous energy, an anxious anticipation. But this year’s first trip carries with it a little more weight. Continue reading

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Most Americans will leave 2012 remembering the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the huge impact on WV. However for most West Virginians, the word Derecho 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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Guides and employees made the annual pilgrimage to wild & wonderful West Virginia to do a little white water rafting and meet old friends. Continue reading

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Spring in the New River Gorge in West Virginia means rafting and zip lines. To celebrate we’re holding a contest for all you ACE-heads out there who want to ring in spring with a simple verse. Continue reading

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With our first rafting trip of the season only 5 days away, Old Man Winter has one more parting shot and some knock out scenery. Continue reading

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Those of you who’ve rafted beneath the bridge know how spectacular the view can be from other vantage points. Here’s the insider information on the best ways to the see the New River Gorge Bridge. Continue reading

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West Virginia white water rafting is a very cool vacation idea. But what does it mean to live it? We’ve asked a few folks from our current class of guide trainees for look into what it takes to be a white water guide out on the New and Gauley Rivers of West Virginia with ACE. One thing’s for sure: being on vacation professionally is not as easy as it sounds. Continue reading

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If you go whitewater rafting on the Gauley River in West Virginia, you’ll have to know 5 things in order to get down the river safely. Those 5 things are called Paddle Commands, and they’re what your guide uses to tell you what to do and when to do it. Continue reading

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If you ever get the itch to find out if you can cut it out on the river, we train new ACE guides every spring. It’s not easy, but it is rewarding, in ways that you probably don’t expect. Continue reading

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