TOP 10 RIVERS FOR WINTER WHITEWATER IN WEST VIRGINIA

Are you in West Virginia this winter and looking for the best rivers in the region?

My article in Highland Outdoors has you covered.

TOP 10 RIVERS FOR WINTER WHITEWATER IN WEST VIRGINIA

Beginning in spring and running through fall, West Virginia is the Disneyland of whitewater. During October, the Gauley is like the 405 in LA. Rafts up to 16-feet long maneuver around each other like minivans on the freeway. Kayakers dart between them—the motorcycles of the river—trying to pass and avoid getting run over. The passengers, ranging from overzealous teenage boys to grandmas looking to check one last item off the bucket list, hang on for dear life.

When T-shirt weather begins to fade, so does the chaotic clientele. As commercial rafting operations and tourism-supported businesses go into hibernation, local boaters come out to play. Although the industry is slowing down, the whitewater is ramping up. As Appalachia’s autumnal rains hit, creeks that have been dry for months begin to run.

>> Continue to www.highland-outdoors.com/whitewater/ for full article.

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