Outdoor Adventures in West Virginia

This weekend a bunch of us ditched New York City for a weekend of outdoor adventures in West Virginia.  First we conquered white water rafting down 16 miles of the Upper Gauley River, a stretch of class 5 rapids often considered the best river rafting on the east coast.  It was the first time any of us had ever done such an aggressive rafting trip, and for the most part we killed it.  We made it through most of the tough stretches of rapids mostly unscathed, though I flipped out 3 times.  Afterward we made our way to New River Gorge where my brother took us rock climbing.  It was the first time I'd climbed out of a gym, which was really cool.  It was a really awesome, unique weekend that my brother summed up best in 140 characters:
@askobac: the new & gauley river: class 5 rapids, pies & pints, junkyard wall, gumbos, friends, brother, flipped raft, first fall on gear = great trip
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