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The Gauley Originals: A 50 Year Anniversary
September 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
A Discussion Panel with John Sweet and other members of the 1968 rapid-naming expedition. Featuring Charlie Walbridge as moderator.
Dinner and meet-and-greet included $25.
In 1968, John Sweet (Sweet’s Falls) and a number of his compatriots set out on the then obscure, now world-famous Gauley River in decked canoes and kayaks. The river had seen one previous successful descent, but the soon-to-be storied rapids still lacked names. What followed has become the stuff of whitewater legend. But how much of it is true, and how much of it evolved over the years into what we now take as gospel? Find out when Charlie Walbridge moderates a historical retrospective with most of the members of the 1968 expedition, including Sweet himself.
Dinner is included, as is a meet-and-greet afterward with the Gauley pioneers themselves. Cash bar.