The New River Gorge in Fayette County West Virginia is 876 ft above water level. One day a year, for six hours only, it is open to pedestrians, rapellers, bungee jumpers and SKYDIVERS! This year that day is Saturday, October 20 and we will be going to watch this spectacular event. Many base jumpers come from as far as Europe and Australia to participate.
On the following day (Sunday) we will be Whitewater Rafting on the Gauley River, an intense 12 mile stretch of more than 40 rapids, 12 of which are Class V. Alternately we will raft the Lower New River, a 15 mile stretch of 21 rapids ranging from Class I to Class IV (your choice).
We will be camping out locally on Friday and Saturday nights and partaking in a pig roast on Saturday night. You gotta put this on your bucket list!!!
Leaving: Friday, Oct 19 about 4pm (or earlier if we agree) Returning: Sunday, Oct 21 about 2230
Cost: $210 for the Upper Gauley River, $169 for the Lower New River. Includes: Rafting, campground fees, 3 meals- pig roast Saturday, breakfast and lunch Sunday, drinks, snacks, Bridge Day itself is free, but it is 5 hours away. Does not include: Transportation (by carpool), wetsuit rental if necessary. other meals. You must bring your own tent or be prepared to share one.
This is a Washington Ski Club event, non-SCWDC members add $25. There is no absolute cutoff date but the rafting company usually runs out of slots about 10/05/12.
The PayPal link is: www.scwdc.org/2012Paypal/BridgeDay8M40.htm OR
Make checks out to 'SCWDC' and mail to Greg Miklasiewicz, 4814 Nash Dr, Fairfax, Va 22032 [masked]