Fall for Gauley Season with Adventures On the Gorge

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Adventures On the Gorge takes full advantage of the annual scheduled releases from Summersville Dam into the world famous Gauley River.

Adventures On the Gorge, Pillow Rock Rapid, Gauley River

Class VI, an Adventures On the Gorge company, rides past Pillow Rock, one of the "big 5" rapids of the Upper Gauley River in West Virginia.

Looking for a way to take in the glories of fall weather and foliage with a trip that’s got a little more something-something than a weekend driving tour? Look no further than southeastern West Virginia and Gauley Season with Adventures On The Gorge! We’ve got great fall scenery, fascinating history and a ride that you’ll long remember! Come to Gauley Season!

According to the National Park Service, which maintains the Gauley River National Recreation Area, the Gauley River drops more than 668 feet through 28 miles of rugged terrain and features more than 100 rapids. Those rapids, from Class I (least difficult) to Class V (most difficult), will have you thinking about fall outdoor travel in a whole new way!

But Gauley Season, like all good things, has a limited life span. Make plans now to stay at Adventures On The Gorge and schedule a trip – or two – on the Upper and Lower Gauley trips for any of these coming weekends: September 14, 15, 16 and 17; September 21, 22, 23, and 24; September 28, 29, 30 and October 1; October 5, 6, 7 and 8; October 13 and 14 and October 20 and 21.

Instead of sharing photos of apple orchards and craft festivals, Gauley rafters can share first hand stories of how Lost Paddle or Pure Screaming Hell rapids got their names. For example, Insignificant, the first major Class V rapid on the Upper Gauley trip, got its name when a 1968 exploratory kayaking party completed the trip at a lower-than-normal flow rate and reported “no significant rapids” upstream of Pillow Rock. Rafters will discover that Sweet’s Falls is no piece of cake. It’s a Class V rapid named for John Sweet, who was the only person to run this drop on a 1968 exploratory run.

About Adventures On the Gorge
Adventures On the Gorge is located on the New River Gorge on Ames Heights Road, Lansing, West Virginia and borders three miles of the New River Gorge National River. The destination covers more than 1,000 acres and includes a diverse selection of activities, including whitewater rafting on the New and Gauley Rivers, TreeTops Canopy Tour (named one of the Top 10 Zip lines in the US by USA Today in September 2010), kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, mountain climbing, disc golf, paintball, Gravity Zip Line and TimberTrek aerial adventure. Lodging options include tent and cabin selections from rustic to luxury, and the campus includes three restaurants. In 2009, the outdoor adventure destination‚ Adventures On the Gorge, also known as Class VI River Runners, was selected as one of the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth in the 2009 National Geographic Adventure survey.

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