I Went Whitewater Rafting

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    The Youghiogheny Near Ohiopyle

    Best boat ride I ever had (and I have had some others that were pretty good.) A large group from work did this. We arrived the evening before and camped in an unused girl scout campground. I went up there with my wife and youngest daughter; we slept in a tent and cooked breakfast...
    70+, M
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2012

    West Virginia Was Meant For Whitewater Rafting

    I went white water rafting a year ago in West Virginia on a Living Social Adventure. Awesomeness. It was physically challenging, exhilirating and a really fun time. Met great people and got a good workout in.
    MsNuniD MsNuniD
    26-30, F
    Feb 9, 2013

    I Want to Go One of These Days.

    The national whitewater center, olympic training site, is about ten fifteen minutes down the street from me.  I really really wanna go there one day and do some rafting. 
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2009

    New River West Virginia

    Been rafting on the Lower New and Middle New Rivers in West Virginia.   Lower New is great class 2 to 4+ rapids.   Spring time is awesome because the water is high.   I work for a rafting company in Hico "Songer" so whenever I get the...
    Kim1974 Kim1974
    36-40, F
    Feb 23, 2009

    New River In West Virginia

    I went in August and it was great!  I cannot wait to go again!!
    Metamorphosis Metamorphosis
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2007

    Loved It

    It is without a doubt my favorite physical activity. I've only had the pleasure of going twice, both times at the USNWC, both times going oveboard and getting stuck under the raft. But, even that was a thrill I'd never had before and haven't since. I really can't explain it, it's...
    b1alasdair b1alasdair
    18-21, M
    Jul 6, 2009

    New River Gorge

    Me,Bill,Lawrence went WW rafting using walmart rafts back in 1999 during October.It was the most exciting experience I have ever felt...we go tossed around, froze,flipped and just go bruised up..would do it again..but once I think about it was just the craziest thing ever..plus...
    usualkayaker usualkayaker
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 15, 2011

    Rafting Trip, Near Ottawa, July 16-17-18 2010. Anyone Interested?

    Hi Everbody, I've been organizing a white water rafting trip for the last few years - this year will be my 6th year. I'm offering up this trip to anybody (19 or older) that may be interested. Drop me a line at sandradinto@gmail.com and I'll be glad to send you more details
    sandradinto sandradinto
    Jun 26, 2010

    Skiing At Cascade Mountain

    I'm going skiing at Cascade Mountains in Portage, WI.I skied once-I wouldn't even call it skiing-it was more like sliding down a slope.OK so here I am going to a bigger slope and with lots of people.I suppose I'm just more concerned more about of how I'll look as a newbie.Wish me...
    usualkayaker usualkayaker
    41-45, M
    Feb 7, 2011

    Down the Kicking Horse In British Columbia

    We thought it would be fun to end our annual summer vacation with a white water rafting trip.  Once started to put all our gear on and were given instructions by the guides on all the possible "what if" scenarios, I said to myself "this is not Disneyland"...
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Jan 4, 2008

    What An Adventure!

        I went when I graduated from high school with some of my friends. None of us had ever gone before so we all kind of figured they would start us off in a class 1. But no they started us in a class 3 and then we did a class 4 for the rest of the day, it was...
    missadventurer missadventurer
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2010
    schwimmweste schwimmweste
    26-30, M
    Feb 15

    In West Virginia And North Carolia

    I have been a few times and the best was the Upper Gauley River in WV. Class V whitewater and so much fun. I hope to do this again some day, but I still have some great memories.
    loopnscc loopnscc
    46-50, M
    Sep 14, 2011

    Just My Luck

    A friend of mine sent out an email asking if we all wanted to get together and go rafting.  I really don't like water or boats, but I said yes.  I will try anything once, and I figured it is shallow water and not a big deal.  I convinced my good friend to also go...
    Krypton Krypton
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 4, 2008

    Gauley And New River

    I went to the Gauley and New rivers. My school and I went to Gauley season and we had a BLAST. I highly recommend it for people who are up for an adventure and nice people. I won't lie and say I was a bit afraid of the state and the experience but  overcame my fears. People...
    rainbow1691 rainbow1691
    18-21, F
    Mar 28, 2012

    Annual Family Adventure

    As my son's were growing up we used to take an annual trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to raft down the Snake River.   We started letting them bring their friends and would get the smaller 8 man rafts because the bumps were better in the smaller ones.  My son's would...
    findinme findinme
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 11, 2008

    Rafting In Tenn

    My husband and I went rafting for the first time together to celebrate out first anniversary.  It was amazing!  I loved every minute of the 5 hour trip.  He wanted more rapids, but I thought there was just enough.
    adbarlow adbarlow
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2008

    My Worst Experience In 13 Years Of Rafting

    My family loves to go white water rafting. I first went down the Ocoee in Tennessee in 1993 and now try to go rafting every year. I live on the East Coast of the United States and have not made it out west to raft their yet. I like to use rafting companies so I do not have to lug...
    gsm1974 gsm1974
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Aug 2, 2012
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