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North America » United States » West Virginia » Summersville September 19th 2013

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.... read more
Ready set JUMP
white water swimming
saving two asians

North America » United States » West Virginia » Summersville October 20th 2008

My goal for today was Monongahela National Forest. This large tract of forest land covers roughly the northeastern quarter of West Virginia. It contains the most isolated wilderness in the eastern US. The spots I was after were pretty popular and close to the road though, since I was still worn out from the raft trips. Before I could get there, I had one more New River Gorge hazard to handle. This hazard is the town of Summersville. The town is notorious throughout West Virginia for getting a big proportion of its annual revenue from traffic enforcement along US 19. These traffic stops are so reliable that they are listed in the AAA travel book for the state. For a while, someone had even rented a billboard on the town border warning people about them. Needless ... read more
Upper Hills Creek Fall
Hills Creek
Middle Hills Creek Falls




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