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If you’ve ever rafted the New or Gauley rivers with ACE Whitewater, you might’ve been lucky enough to a have guy named “Devo” at the helm. Does that name sound familiar? Other than from the 80’s punk-pop band with black … Continue reading

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So call us crazy adrenaline junkies, dirt bags or hippies. We’ve come to have affection for those terms. We will always continue searching for the magic that is the unknown. Continue reading

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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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Bottom line: Comfort breeds fun, so gear yourself up right for your West Virginia rafting trip, or wherever you may be, and you’ll be smiling all the way down the river. Continue reading

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The big white water on the New River always gets the glory — water exploding over the bow as the golden sun shines through the droplets and paddlers scream with delight. And that’s cool. BUT, let us not forget the unsung … Continue reading

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If you’re going white water rafting on the New River in West Virginia, you want to know what’s waiting for you. Here’s the lowdown on the top 5 rapids … Continue reading

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Whitewater 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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What’s better on a whitewater river trip in West Virginia than taking a little time out for a sing-along?  Just make sure to wait for a train to go by before you start Sing to the tune of “Sittin’ On … Continue reading

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Whitewater rafting in West Virginia sets the bar pretty freakin’ high as far as vacations go. Why?  Because no one likes boring.  And vacations here in the mountains are the kryptonite of boring.   When you finally get some time … Continue reading

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