A word to the wise – wind-in-your-hair freedom and adrenaline-charged whitewater rafting combined with a variety of other outdoor adventure activities will plaster a smile on your face that's ten-miles wide. And cruising the pages of this website is only recommended for those who are ready to envision the time of their lives.
So, you're still reading? You're probably thinking you can resist the lure of West Virginia's whitewater rafting on the New River and Gauley rivers and the way these mountains energize just like the tingling fizz from a frosty beverage. You're forgetting how much the sights and sounds of the outdoors will stand out in contrast to the hollow echo of office walls, the honking horns of gridlock and that neighbor's yapping dog. You're probably telling yourself you can quit anytime - that you can resist all-inclusive, super-convenient packages and a thousand different activities to please everyone on your roster.
You know what they say about denial... it ain't just a river in Egypt.
Wild places and exciting times have a way of sticking with you to the point where you just can't shake it. We've seen it happen many times. Some abandon their families — just another "girls' weekend out," they say. Some quit their "real" jobs and move to West Virginia – how do you think we get our guide staff?
No intervention yet has proven successful at getting these adventure addicts to go back to their old ways. If it didn't make them happy and healthy, we'd be really worried.
But, regardless, the Surgeon General still makes us include a word of CAUTION — The repeated use of ACE Adventure Resort for prescribed purposes of outdoor adventure vacations has been shown to be habit-forming. Even proper use of ACE may induce side effects such as uncontrollable laughter, intense happiness, family-togetherness, excited-osis and acute relaxation.
It’s the middle of March, and we are finally seeing tiny signs of spring. Like grass, sunshine, smiles, raft guides emerging from hibernation, and here at ACE: Rafters! Yes, we took down a brave group of folks -- from Louisiana no less -- on the first trip of the season a few weeks ago. Thankfully the sun was shining, and we’d forgotten about those late night chants fantasizing about what we’d do to that $@#% weatherman if he said any more snowstorms were coming this way. Ahem. Anyway, back to rafting… All the snow this past winter is already creating a ton of water up and down the east coast, and once the swelling goes down a bit, we’re going... Continue Reading →