Gauley Fest, American Whitewater’s Fundraiser

Gauley Fest is American Whitewater’s largest fundraiser and has become the world’s largest paddling fest. Happening – always – on the third weekend in September in Summersville, WV, it is a showcase of vendors, talent, fun and camaraderie. This year I staked out Koontz Flume as a photo spot. The first rapid on the lower Gauley, it’s a great play spot for expert boaters. Were you there? If not, don’t you wish you were?! If you love rivers, if you believe in clean water, if you like to drink water and recognize it is essential for life on earth, well then join American Whitewater. They work to, as they state, conserve and restore American’s whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.  With 83% of their funds going directly to river stewardship, they are one of the highest scoring non-profits out there. And one of the coolest, too, of course!  


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