This is how we roll at Adventures on the Gorge: we show you such an amazing time that you quit your day job to move here and become a guide. That may be hyperbole, but it’s not just a joke. Our guide staff—river, rock, zip, etc.—is peppered with people who, in some cases, gave up promising careers in business, law, geology, psychology and more to drive boats, rig ropes and otherwise play with people outside.
Being a guide is a calling, but more so than just a yen to work in the wilds of West Virginia. “Most guides started doing what they do, because they love the ride,” says Adventures on the Gorge Operations Manager, Roger Wilson. “But they stay because they love people. They love entertaining people. They love sharing knowledge, history, jokes—especially jokes.”