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Adventure Series: White Water Rafting & Camping

The Basics:
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Bridge Day & New & Gauley River Rafting
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 20 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Sep 15 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Vanessa Carter
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Member Cost:$190.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 18 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Class V—Extremely Difficult—Whitewater Paddling Experience Definitely Preferred

Want some excitement and adventure to round out your year? Well, join me for the New River Gorge’s Bridge Day! It is only one day out of the year, so we’ve gotta go! The New River Gorge Bridge is the longest single spanned arch bridge in the world, and it is approximately 870 feet above the New River. On Bridge day, they allow people to base-jump and parachute off of the New River Gorge Bridge—and I am arranging for us to be on the river to watch the festivities! After an all day rafting trip, we will enjoy a pig roast and live music. Then on Sunday, we will raft the Gauley river which will also be an all day-er. Both these rivers are amazing rivers with World Class Rapids, plus how beautiful will the scenery be with the changing leaves!?? So, come join the fun!

Fri, Oct 20th—drive to New River Gorge—approx 7 hours so that day would be taken off from work. Pitch our tents and enjoy Oktoberfest with ACE—Oktoberfest is a weekend of hot chili, cold brew, live music and great deals on end of season gear at ACE.

Sat, Oct 21st—raft the Lower New River on Bridge Day while people are jumping off the New River Gorge Bridge, hot grilled lunch provided by ACE on river. Pig Roast, Live music and Festivities in evening, Oktoberfest and video of the day’s run, hang out at camp.

Sun, Oct 22nd—raft Upper or Lower Gauley**—probably Lower unless we have real experienced paddlers—Upper has 5 Class V+’s(14’ 6 person self-bailing raft), hot grilled lunch provided by ACE on river, Oktoberfest and our video of the day’s run in evening, hang out at camp.

Mon, Oct 23rd—drive home so that day would be taken off.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Sleeping bag and pad
Camp chair
Rain jacket
Sweaters or Fleece jackets and cold weather attire

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Oak Hill, WV TBD TBD


Are Dogs Permitted? No

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes!

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$190.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$190.00/Person
Cost Includes:Costs: $190 which includes:
- Lower New Rafting—6 hours, lunch provided.
- Pig roast Saturday night.
- Lower Gauley Rafting—6 hours, lunch provided.
- Mountaintop Campground for 3 nights.
- Gear for both days—PFD’s, splash jackets, helmets, paddle, wet suits and wet shoes.

Additional costs that will be paid before and during trip out of pocket:
- Approx $60 for transportation. Depending on how many people go, we might be able to rent a Van for less $$.
- Bring your own food and drink for Fri night (or bring $ for Oktoberfest), Sat morning, Sun morning, Sun night and Mon morning. We will probably do fast food for lunches on Fri and Monday’s drive.
- Any souvenirs you may want to purchase—they video the rafting and will have pics to purchase and of course, they have got some great t-shirts and hats!

Deposit required to hold your spot on this trip!

Cancel before 9/15, deposit is refunded less $10.

Cancel on or after 9/15, deposit is nonrefundabled unless you replace yourself on the trip.
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