Category Archives: West Virginia

Rafting Down the New River

Last Saturday Mark and I were able to join the Huntington Ski Club on a special day trip rafting down the New River. I have been talking about organizing a trip like this for the club for a long time, and this summer we were finally able to get it together and actually go.

There are several white water rafting companies to choose from, but we used Adventures on the Gorge since they are the most well known. I called about 1 month in advance, set the reservation date and time and all I had to do was call them as the date got closer and update them on the number of people coming. Easy Peasy. As most things like this go, we had people sign up, change their minds, decide to go, or show up at the last minute. Typical, right? Adventures on the Gorge made the whole experience painless. We were able to give a final count the day before the trip and pay the balance the morning of the trip. It was great! Continue reading

Pub Run Weekend Recap

I was lucky to be able to leave work early on Friday, hop into the car with some friends and head to the mountains for the weekend. The second week in February, the West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners put on a free run appropriately named the “Pub Run”. If you are in or around WV, and you would like to get into trail running, or you already do it, You are not alone! This active group organizes a bunch of challenging races for anyone who prefers the trails to road.

The run begins and ends in Davis, WV at Mountain State Brewery. We rented a big house for our group in Canaan Valley, but we made a couple pit stops on our way to the cabin.

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