The fifth of Mike's annual rafting trips with old friends on the Upper Gauley River in West Virginia -- September 13 & 14, 2002. (I had to miss the September 14 & 15, 2001 trip because no one was flying then. :-( ).
Our crew this time was David Lund, Mark Stevenson, Alex Perkins, Dave Krohn, Steve Cammarn, Bryan Derrenger (who flew with me from Seattle to participate), and Mike Jones.
Surfing chicken-enders, a dynamic beast of a hydraulic, with Darren and the crew just can't be beat!
See the fear of swimming the rapids at Pillow Rock! (Mike top/left, Bryan bottom/right)
The T-shirt from this year reads: (on the front) "Life without danger..." (on the back) "is a waste of oxygen".
Rafting the Upper Gauley, September 1997 (shows a clean
run at Pillow Rock)
Rafting the Upper Gauley, September 1998 (with good air-time photo)
Rafting the Upper Gauley, September 1999 (shows Pillow chewing us up and spitting us out!)
Rafting the Upper Gauley, September 2000 (another clean run at Pillow rock)
Rafting the Upper Gauley, October 2006 (with more full-contact rafting!)
North American River Runners (our outfitting company)
US Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District Whitewater Water Control Information
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