Gauley River Gorge Overlooks at Carnifex Ferry State Park, WV 8-26-17
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park is a 156 acre park located along the Gauley River Canyon rim, in Nicholas County, West Virginia. The nearest town is Summersville. It is the commemorative site of the Civil War battle for control of Carnifex Ferry. It is one of the oldest state parks in the United States. 2 of the 3 overlooks are shown in this video. Not shown is the Copperhead Overlook, further along on the Patterson Trail. Thanks for watching!
Upper Gauley White Water Rafting - West Virginia 2017
Rafting down the 2nd best white water rapids in the United States. The Upper Gauley River in good ol'e West Virginia.
00:00 - Intro
00:40 - Initiation (Class III)
01:05 - French Kiss (Class III)
01:45 - First Injury of the day
02:40 - Insignificant (Class V)
03:23 - Bohler Boat 2 Flips - Boat 1 begins chase
04:17 - Rescuing Dave
07:24 - Balance Beam (Class III)
08:10 - Returning Dave
08:20 - Iron Ring (Class IV)
08:55 - Might be Pillow Rock? (Class V)
09:28 - Hungry Mother (Class IV)
10:30 - Lost Paddle (Class V)
11:45 - Ship Wreck (Class V)
12:20 - Iron Ring? (Class V)
13:22 - Sweets Falls Intro
13:56 - Sweets Falls (Class IV)
15:24 - Jump Rock
15:45 - The Juicer
16:30 - Scenic Shots
16:42 - Woods Ferry & Kelsey riding the bull (Class V)
Unknown Falls #1, Fayette Co. WV,
This is an unknown waterfall on U.S. 60 in Fayette Co., WV not too far from the Gauley Bridge. The video was taken March 12, 2012. For more information visit
2015 GAULEY RIVER WHITEWATER RAFTING FLIPS / CARNAGE!
2015 Gauley Whitewater Carnage Video. All flips, swims, dumps, and other CARNAGE is from the Upper Gauley River in West Virginia. Most clips are from 2015 Gauley Fest, but a few clips are from previous Gauley Fests. If you like this video, please SHARE it and SUBSCRIBE to our channel.
Smoke Hole Canyon West Virginia
Smoke Hole is a rugged canyon formed by the South Branch of the Potomac River. It is located in the southern part of Grant County and northern part of Pendleton county West Virginia. It has numerous rock formations and caves.
Bridge Day 2018 - Upper Gauley Rafting
Ace Adventure and crew takes on the Big 5 on the Upper Gauley River in West Virginia. Special thanks to Tug (our raft guide) and the Kentucky crew for helping me conquer the 2nd toughest rafting in the United States.
Video: filmed in 2K on the new GoPro Hero 7 Black
Music: Check This Out by Marshmello
HD Gauley River Overnight | Rivermen | West Virginia Whitewater Rafting
The Gauley River Overnight with Rivermen and Adventures On The Gorge is the best 2 day whitewater rafting trip in America. On top of the amazing whitewater and scenery, our private camp is second to none. Located besides the beautiful cliffs at Canyon Doors rapid, our camp is complete with hot showers, a hot tub, and an on site chef. You run the Upper Gauley on day 1 have a great evening then either continue on down the Lower Gauley or drive back up and do the Upper Gauley for day 2. If you thought you knew what West Virginia's Gauley river was about, this will redefine your ideas on outdoor adventure.
First Zipper On Adrena-Line | Gravity New River Gorge Zip Lines | West Virginia Adventure Vacations
We had our first guest try out Adrena-Line, our new 3150' zip line at Gravity, last Friday. Roderic Don won the naming contest and brought his sons down to cut the proverbial ribbon. Adrena-Line makes Adventures On The Gorge the home to the longest zip line in West Virginia and the east coast. The next time you are on a whitewater rafting vacation in West Virginia, stop by to try out the Gauley River of zip lines - Gravity!
Best Family Vacation Resorts, Visit West Virginia, White Water Rafting West Virginia
Best Family Vacation Resorts, Visit West Virginia, White Water Rafting West Virginia, Fun Things to Do in West Virginia - We had an amazing vacation visiting Southern West Virginia! It was exciting, high adventure, relaxing, peaceful and exhilarating all at the same time! I've never felt closer to nature & my family than on this fabulous trip! I have an 8 & 14 year old & there were so many fun, family activities there was no time for boredom....just nature and more FUN, SMILES & LAUGHTER! We stayed at River Expeditions (I'll post the links below to all of our activities & the resort) which is a mountain camping style resort in the hills of West Virginia with anything from tent camping to RV sites to cabins & even luxury cabin accommodations with 5 bedroom full kitchen cabins & a hot tub on the porch! We made some incredible memories rappelling, mountain climbing, white water river rafting (they have rapids and current rivers for young beginners to pros) and we even walked on the cat walk under a bridge over an 850' gorge - SPECTACULAR!!!
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West Virginia is an ideal year-round vacation destination with endless places to visit ranging from beautiful mountain retreats to quaint historic towns. With so many opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation, the state is a mecca for the active traveler but also a nice place to relax and unwind in a natural setting. Popular activities include hiking, biking, fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, zip lining, ATVing. horseback riding and more. Winter activities include downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and ice skating. For history lovers, heritage sites abound throughout the mountains offering glimpses of how the Civil war, colonial life, and early explorers all helped shape American culture. While there are dozens of fun places to explore, here are ten of the “must sees” in West Virginia.
#3.New River Gorge
#5.Blackwater Falls and Canaan Valley
#6.Coopers Rock State Forest
#8.Greenbrier State Forest
#9.Gauley River National Recreation Area
#10.Hatfield and McCoy Trails
Gauley Bridge to Fayette Station Bridge West Virginia
Gauley Bridge to Fayette Station Bridge West Virginia. Dash cam footage of a trip to the New River Gorge Bridge and the fun ride down Fayette Statin Road to the bottom of the gorge. Riding in my 2011 Dodge Challenger.
Summersville Dam, WV 8-26-17
Summersville Lake is a 2,700 acre, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control impoundment of the Gauley River, located in Nicholas County, West Virginia. This is the largest lake in the state. It has a maximum depth of 327 feet and sits at 1,644 feet above sea level, with the surrounding mountains and hills ranging in elevation from 1,800 to 2,500+ feet. The dam is the 2nd largest rock filled dam in the eastern United States. Thanks for watching!
West Virginia's bleak outlook (2011) | 7.30
The struggling state of West Virginia is one of the hardest hit by the United States' lagging economy.
LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Recently in the United States, there was finally a bit of good economic news with unemployment dropping to its lowest level in more than two and half years. But overall, the economy remains in a slump and some parts of the country have been particularly hard hit.
A recent poll shows almost every American state is pessimistic about the future, but the bleakest outlook of all is in West Virginia.
North America correspondent Michael Brissenden went to find out why.
MICHAEL BRISSENDEN, REPORTER: Few places in America know economic hardship quite like West Virginia. Here in McDowell County in particular, hardship and struggle have been the songlines for generations.
ALAN JOHNSTON: My grandmother on my daddy's side was a musician. She played banjo (inaudible). And my dad was a ribbon-winning old-time fiddler in this area.
MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Like a lot of people here, Alan Johnston's family have music in their blood, but coal dust in their lungs.
ALAN JOHNSTON: My dad he worked in the mines for 20-some years and then he got so bad off he had to come out of the mines. He got silicosis in his lungs and black lung and they had to remove one of his lungs as a matter of fact. My brother, he worked in the mines. His name's Clayton. And he got his disability in - he's in his early '70s now, but his health is shot.
MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: West Virginia was built on coal. From the early 1900s until the 1960s, a coal rush filled the valleys or hollers, as they're called around here, with jobs. These were tough people and coal mining was tough work, but it's been even tougher without it.
JOHN FANNING, WEST VIRGINIA SENATOR: I think the loss of population is the biggest problem. Up and down this hollow here and in the area around Welchinaw (phonetic spelling), we had 100,000 people. We had bookos (phonetic spelling) of stores. We had at one time 13 car dealerships in this county. We have none today.
MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: State Senator John Fanning is a long-time local. This part of West Virginia has unique problems, he says, but America as a whole should be better at protecting itself.
JOHN FANNING: We have outsourced our jobs. Where do we have anything made in the United States or where do we have anything made in West Virginia? It's not only McDowell County, it's not only West Virginia, it's the United States of America. Jobs.
MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: When he's not engaged in state politics, John Fanning at least has one of the few thriving businesses in his dying town. His family have been the undertakers here for the past 80 years.
JOHN FANNING: We are a county of old people, so the funeral business still prosperous because we're dealing in older people. This is a nice place to live, but it doesn't provide a lot of the necessities that young people need.
MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: And many of the young people who have stayed have been trapped in a downward spiral of unemployment and addiction.
BRYAN: There ain't no opportunities. Cheque, food stamps, drugs - that's about it.
LOCAL WOMAN: This place is really awful, it really is.
BRYAN: There ain't nothing to do.
MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: McDowell County has some of the highest poverty rates, lowest education levels and biggest drug problems of anywhere outside of America's big cities. The urban ghettos are mostly home to a black underclass. Out here it's white.
Today just a few hundred metres from the Fanning funeral home, Brian and his friends are busy stripping one of the empty buildings of almost anything of value.
BRYAN: All my life I've been on drugs.
MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: And that's a big - I mean, a lot of people on that round here?
BRYAN: Everything you see round here's on drugs.
LOCAL WOMAN: I've got a 13-year-old son; he's locked up.
MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: What did your parents do?
BRYAN: Coal miners and nurses. You know what I mean? That's about it. Now you gotta have a college education and all that. I guess we was left back in the pack.
MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: It's not difficult to see why this would be a place with a less-than-positive view of the future. The last 50 years has been tough on West Virginia. But that bleak outlook has bred a black humour, and as they like to say around here, this is one of the few places in the United States that's hardly felt the effects of the current great recession.
JEAN BATTLO, WRITER: We've been down so long it looks like up to us - you know that saying? Actually, psychologically, socially, I don't feel personally that we're feeling the nation's economic crunch the way others have because we've already been there, we're already there.
Adventures on the Gorge - Rafting Trip July 2017 - Lansing, WV
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State Route 9 in West Virginia - from Berkeley Springs to Martinsburg
Documentation of a recent pleasant drive through the West Virginia Panhandle.
West Virginia Vacation (HD)
Take a Holiday Road Trip through the West Virginia hills. Here's a collection of West Virginia Postcards from all around the State. The postcards date all the way back from the early 1900's to the early 2000's.
Video by: Jole Aron
Music by: Lindsey Buckingham - Holiday Road
Spotlight West Virginia
Upper Gauley Dam Release 10/20/2018
The mighty Gauley River, known for its world class whitewater, is ranked in the top ten in the world and number two here in the United States. It boasts over 100 rapids in a 24 mile stretch. The Upper Gauley sports 5 Class V drops, like the famous Pillow Rock and Sweets Falls in the Colosseum of Carnage. The Lower Gauley has 3 Class Vs including The Mashes and Pure Screaming Hell.
Travel West Virginia USA - White Water Rafting Level 5/Zip Line
We take on the challenging level 5 Upper Gauley with this white-knuckling, hair raising whitewater rafting experience. West Virginia is beautiful and we had a blast exploring all that it has to offer!
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Written and Narrated by Carrie Sagen
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Down for Whatever By Silent Partner
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Passive Struggle By Silent Partner
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Tight Perm By Silent Partner
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Iaeger West Virginia Sunday Drive.wmv
From Wilkepedia online Iaeger is a town in McDowell County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 358 at the 2000 census. Iaeger was incorporated in 1917 and named for Colonel William G. W. Iaeger, whose son, Dr. William R. Iaeger, had a plat of the present town made about the year 1885.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2).
As of the census of 2000, there were 358 people, 167 households, and 106 families residing in the town. The population density was 435.4 inhabitants per square mile (168.1 /km2). There were 216 housing units at an average density of 262.7 per square mile (101.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.37% White, 2.51% African American, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.
There were 167 households out of which 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.75.
In the town the population was spread out with 17.9% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 79.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $14,886, and the median income for a family was $21,250. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $35,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,263. About 29.0% of families and 32.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.0% of those under age 18 and 29.3% of those age 65 or over.
US 19 to Summersville, New River Gorge Bridge
Here's a look at the drive southbound on US 19 through West Virginia, starting at Interstate 79, and continuing through Summersville, and on to the New River Gorge Bridge.
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