1994 Photos

The GSP raft trip is always a long weekend. That gives plenty of time for exploring the area. Don provided these photographs of side trips taken in 1994.

Carnifax Ferry Battle Ground State Park is the site of a civil war memorial, but for GSPs it means access to the Gauley River and the Lost Paddle rapid.

The National Park Service has a wonderful visitors center overlooking the New River Gorge. The gorge pictures below were taken from the overlook, looking upstream.

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The Gauley River @ Carnifax Ferry Battle Ground State Park GSPs on a day hike to the Gauley (Jeff, Kim, Renee, Rich, Darrel) The New River Gorge, from the visitor center overlook showing the Miller's Folly Rapid The New River Gorge, from the visitor center overlook showing the Miller's Folly Rapid New River Gorge Bridge Surprise Rapid, New River from river level

One of the biggest parks in the area is the Monongahela National Forest:

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Roberta at Monongahela National Forest Ed determining if the group is lost, at Monongahela National Forest. Ed & Eileen at Cranberry Glades, Monongahela National Forest Sign for the Cranberry Wilderness at Monongahela National Forest Beaver Dam at Monongahela National Forest Sue, baby Rita (age 2 months), Paul, and Ed watch a deer. It's not clear who was the more curious, the people or the deer

Finally, GSPs have discovered a wonderful swimming hole on the Meadow River.  And sometimes, you just need to hang around camp and relax.

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GSPs at the swimming hole, on the Meadow River probably include Paul and Renee (on the far shore), and Steve, Rich, and Ed (in the water) Ed & Rich at the swimming hole, on the Meadow River Bob Ed imitates an infant Eileen looks and wonders