This year's crew was Mark Stevenson, Karl Kleinpaste, George Jones, and Mike Jones. This time we also rafted the Lower Gauley, which was pretty but not as wild a ride as the Upper.
The following sequence of photos is this year's approach to "Pillow Rock". A great run!
Powering through the hole during the approach to Pillow Rock.
Left-to-right: Our guide, a father and son we were teamed with, George (bottom), Karl (top), Mike (bottom), Mark (top).
In the hole and about to climb up the pillow of water in front of the rock.
Full contact rafting!
Rafting the Upper Gauley, September 1997 (shows a clean
run at Pillow Rock)
Rafting the Upper Gauley, September 1998 (with good air-time photo)
Rafting the Upper Gauley, September 1999 (shows Pillow chewing us up and spitting us out!)
Rafting the Upper Gauley, September 2000 (another clean run at Pillow rock)
Rafting the Upper Gauley, September 2002 (see the fear of swimming the rapids at Pillow Rock!)
North American River Runners (our outfitting company)
US Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District Whitewater Water Control Information
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