If you want a chance to experience the whitewater of both the New and Gauley Rivers, this trip combines the best whitewater the region has to offer. Starting with our classic Lower New River on the first day and then taking on the more intense Gauley River on day 2 is the perfect progression of 2 days on the river.
The second day of the trip varies depending on water levels, so the section of the Gauley and the type of boat will be decided on the day of the trip.
This trip includes lunches on the river, but not lodging and other meals.
Minimum Age: 15
Class I – IV
Class I – IV
Class III – V
On Class III – IV and harder trips, a guide sits in every raft and provides instruction at each major rapid and throughout the trip. On some trips like the Upper New and Summer Gauley, guests may be in their own inflatable kayaks (duckies). If that is the case, guides will be present to instruct, advise and assist.
On day one, you’ll be in standard rafts that are 16 feet long and can comfortably seat 8 guests and a professional guide.
On day two, your boat type may vary. Water releases are not guaranteed at pre-determined levels, so we will decide which section of river and which type of boat will make for the most fun on that day. There are typical trends from season to season. Chances are good that in the spring, you’ll be in a standard 16-foot boat and a smaller raft or duckie in the summer.
Bring any medication you need throughout the day, plus sunscreen, sunglasses and a change of clothes to keep at the resort upon your return. Guides carry small waterproof bags to stow necessary medications. Depending on the time of year and the weather, you may also want a synthetic layer. If necessary, wetsuits and splash jackets are available for rent. Call us to book those, too. What to Wear