Come On In

The Turkey Raft

The cobbled-together little boat was as ugly as its name, but it was also, in its way, rather ingenious… until it disintegrated.

The Guide Strike

“We were just being goofballs as much as anything, and then it started to take on some seriousness.”

Happy 50th, Gauley River!

Come On In, the Water’s Weird is to press and Memorial Day, 2011, marks the 50th anniversary of the first descent of the Gauley River.

Come On In, the Water’s Weird

Early feedback from The History Press for Come On In, the Water’s Weird seems encouraging: “I’ve just been able to dive into this, and I’m blown away. This is just exactly what I was hoping for! The style is just dead on. Perfect. On the money. Wow.”

Photos of the Gauley River Rapids You’ve Never Run

In 1966 the Army Corp of Engineers completed work on the Summersville Dam and Summersville Lake began to fill, forever submerging some of the best whitewater on the river. Here are unpublished and largely unseen photos from the first descent of the Gauley River.

Rahall on WV Rafting Legend, Wildwater’s Jon Dragan

If you like whitewater, history, politics or any combination thereof, have a listen to Rep. Nick Rahall talk about WV whitewater pioneer, Jon Dragan.