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The hammer nails the Nantahala

Eric (Hammer) Evans was a legend in kayaking several slalom titles ago. Now he has won his ninth championship Since walrus hunting by kayak has...

Legends of Rafting: Glenn Goodrich

Most ardent river runners have, at some point, been a guide. Some try it for a season, others make it a career. Perhaps nobody...

Happy 50th, Gauley River

Perhaps fittingly for the most challenging big-water river in its region, the Gauley did not give up its first descent easily. It fought kicking...

It’s a Jeep Thing

To say the old days of raft guide life were one big party might be understating things. Here’s one late-70s misadventure that almost went...
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The Tale of Bud’s Boner

As Bud Franz and Dave Arnold climbed into their kayaks with a 1976 Mountain River Tours raft trip, they promised each other that they...
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Paddles of the Past

Paddles of the Past - The History & Culture of West Virginia Whitewater, is a film produced by Eric J. Palfrey, a Whitewater guide...
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Gauley Dam Flood of 1966

In 1966, just after completion of the Summersville Dam & Reservoir, mother nature put it to the test. For the one time in it's...

Gauley According to Nealy

By Jeff Moag Artist and OG dirtbag William Nealy has gone by many monikers, from Mr. December to Whitewater’s Poet Laureate. Nealy defied easy labels,...

Kayaking pioneer Jeff Snyder

Five years ago, Jeff Snyder had a rather tragic mishap. Kayaking over a 45-foot waterfall in Mexico, Snyder misfired and his boat landed perfectly...

On Permanence And Lost Paddles

Naming a rapid is an act of defiance.