The rafting trip-- said to be "This is the Beast of the East, the most renowned whitewater in West Virginia, always in the top 3 in the nation, consistently in the top 5 in the WORLD. The Upper Gauley River drops over 335 feet in less than 13 miles. It's the essence of big-water rafting excitement creating an intense whitewater experience not recommended for the timid or inexperienced. The Upper Gauley River is continuous, big volume, technical, gut-wrenching whitewater from start to finish. Prior rafting experience and the ability to swim are recommended. "
Second time rafting this river (Gauley), first time on the "New River". 
I went with my Dad, Step-mom, aunt, cousin and brother.
-Not all those who wander are lost-
-This heart of mine was made to travel the world-
-We travel, not to escape life, but so that life does not escape us-
-Travel is the best way to Find yourself and get lost at the same time-
-We travel because difference and distance are the secret tonic to creativity. When we get home, home is still the same. But something inside our minds has changed, and that changes everything-
-You will never be completely at home again, because a part of your heart will always be elsewhere.-... full info