It’s friends huddling together with anticipation at the base of Summersville Dam. It’s early-morning fog rolling off the Gauley River canyon. It’s your heart racing with adrenaline at the top of a class V rapid.
It’s Gauley Season.
And among the rafting communities here in West Virginia, it’s the most anticipated seven weeks of the year. Unfortunately, with all our excitement, we often assume that everyone else is as familiar with Gauley Season as we are. Too often, the truth is, potential boaters are missing out because they don’t even know what “Gauley Season” means.