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Ultra Classic: the Wayne Gentry Interview

At the 1991 Gauley Festival Wayne Gentry released Green Summer, his first whitewater film. While Bob Benner called Gorilla “the most bodacious rapid ever...

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...
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A Turkey Runs Through It

40 years ago, Mountain River Tours launched its first commercial rafting trip on the New River. But 3 years earlier, MRT founder Paul Breuer...

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...

30th Anniversary of the 1985 WV Flood

The 1985 flood had a big impact on the whitewater rafting business and affected everyone who paddled the river in canoes and kayaks. It...
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Certain Squirtin’

Jim and Jeff Snyder show a variety of trix according to his work "Squirt Book".
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Dan River’s Epic Film

I took this footage using my dad’s Super 8 movie camera which I carried down the river in a waterproof ammo can. I would...
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Kayaking the Flood of 1996

Kayaking the 96 flood 1-20-1996 Paddlers are Skip Brown, Gill Rocha, Kevin O'Neill, Paul Shelp and the video shots from Chuck Dunkerley Video was restored from...