Gauley River Adventure
A multi-day whitewater rafting adventure
September 12th-15th, 2023
Embark on the ultimate whitewater journey with our women's exclusive, multi-day rafting trip on the Gauley River. Designed for the experienced rafter, this adventure promises not just adrenaline-pumping rapids, but also an unforgettable bonding experience under the stars.
The Ultimate Rafting Challenge
The Gauley River, known for its world-class rapids, is a haven for thrill-seeking rafters. Our trip navigates through intense Class IV and V rapids, offering an exhilarating challenge that demands skill, teamwork, and courage. Led by expert guides, you'll conquer the river's legendary waves, drops, and chutes.
More Than Just Rafting
While the rapids are the highlight, this trip is also an immersive nature experience. Camp along the riverbank under the starlit sky, share stories and laughter around the campfire, and wake up to the serene beauty of the wilderness. It's a chance to disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with nature.
Build Lasting Connections
Join a group of adventurous women who share your passion for the wild. This journey is a platform for building friendships, sharing experiences, and empowering each other in a challenging yet supportive environment.
Are You Ready for the Adventure of a Lifetime? This isn't just another rafting trip; it's a journey of adrenaline, camaraderie, and self-discovery. Spots are limited - book now to secure your place in this exclusive women's whitewater adventure on the Gauley River.
Register today! Space is extremely limited. Experienced rafters only.
This includes two nights stay in a glamping tent (heating/AC) that includes a queen bed, private bathroom and shower, mini-frig, coffee pot, fire ring, and picnic table, as well as all planning, professional adventure photography, private yoga and bodywork, food, snacks, guides, tips, and transportation once there. Prior rafting experience is required.
PLEASE NOTE: Please review our terms and conditions before booking. You must be physically able to participate in strenuous activities such as difficult hiking, whitewater rafting, zip-lining, canyoneering, rock climbing, biking, yoga, etc. in order to attend these trips and you do so at your own risk. Because of the nature of booking these retreats, there are no refunds. SPLIT PAY: If you select split pay, your first payment will save your spot, the second payment must be received by the time registration ends.
Schedule is subject to change depending on weather, trail conditions, and other criteria.
Thursday, September 12:
Arrive at basecamp (late arrivals are okay, just let us know)
Friday, September 13:
Raft Upper Gauley
Lunch on river
Camp on river at Canyon Doors
Saturday, September 14:
Raft Lower Gauley
Return to basecamp
Revel in our victory
Sunday, September 15:
Location Our basecamp is located near Fayetteville, WV, approximately 45 minutes from Raleigh County Memorial Airport, 1 1/2 hours from West Virginia International Yeager Airport, and 2 1/2 hours from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.
How much rafting experience do I need for this trip?
If you're someone who relishes the challenge of Class III to Class V+ rapids and enjoys being an active team player, this Gauley River adventure could be a perfect match for you. These rapids require not just skill but also enthusiasm and effort to ensure the team's success.
We want every participant to have an amazing and safe experience. If you're not quite sure about your comfort level with these more demanding rapids, no worries at all! Our New River Gorge trip (held summer of 2024) caters to different skill levels, which can be a great way to build up your confidence and skills, and prepare you for the more challenging waters of the Gauley River in the future.
Food and drink We provide basic meals (think tacos, chili, pasta, sausage, etc.), snacks (energy bars, fruit, cheese, etc.), and n/a drinks (water, coffee, tea, seltzer) but you are welcome to bring anything you'd like. We will occasionally eat out at pubs, delis, pizza places, or informal lunch spots (we rarely change out of our hiking gear so fancy clothes are not necessary). While rafting, dinner will be catered at our campsite!