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Old 07-06-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Location: VA / WV
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I did a trip through this company once and it was great: West Virginia White Water Rafting Trips | Class VI Mountain River Probably a bit of a drive from the metro area though.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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class VI don't exist on the west coast, not that are navigable anyway.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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There seems to be some confusion here about the different sections of the Yough.

I highly recommend Precision Rafting for the Upper Yough (Class 4).
White Water Rafting On the Upper Youghiogheny with Precision Rafting Friendsville, MD - Trips & Pricing

There are several options for the Lower Yough (Class 3).
Here are a few in addition to Precision.
Ohiopyle Rafting on the Lower Yough, Upper Yough Whitewater and Middle Yough Float Trips, Ohiopyle Trading Post Bike Rental Center
Wilderness Voyageurs Ohiopyle Rafting Family to Class 5 Rafting Bicycling Vacations Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland
White Water Rafting Ohiopyle | White Water Adventurers | Guided Rafting Trips In Ohiopyle State Park

The Middle Yough (Class 2) is probably not where your group wants to go.

The Cheat Canyon (Class 3/4) is dependent on natural water flows and usually doesn't run this time of year - though you can often get lucky after a rain if you don't have to plan very far in advance.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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I did a trip through this company once and it was great: West Virginia White Water Rafting Trips | Class VI Mountain River Probably a bit of a drive from the metro area though.
Class VI and NARR are two of the well know companies running trips on the New and Gauley rivers.
http://www.narr.com/

P.S. if you go on a trip with NARR be sure to ask for Dave Bassage as your guide. He is one of their best/most experienced guides.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for the replies, plenty of good information. Noticed the comment about the water flow this time of year....what's generally considered a good time of year for this sort of activity?
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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The Yough is dam controled so this is a good time of the year for these runs. The Cheat is best in the winter and spring (think March - April - May for best water combined with best weather).
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Fairfax
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I highly recommend the new river and the gauley. It's 4.5 hours drive from DC but well worth the trip!
You might want to try the new river first and in summer it is pretty tame (if it doesn't rain the night before) but the scenery is gorgeous. The new river gorge area is just beautiful. Once I raft the Gauley, I never go back to any other rivers on the east coast.. If you go there, rent a cabin with hot tub and deck! You might want to search for "Southern exposure" for your bachelor party activity! =D
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:17 PM
 
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What about locations to go tubing?
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:02 PM
 
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What about locations to go tubing?
Tubing on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers Near Harpers Ferry, WV
http://www.rivertrail.com/tubing-harpers-ferry.php
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:08 AM
 
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What about locations to go tubing?
West Virginia white water river rafting Harpers Ferry, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, biking, team building and fishing, Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers - tubing in Harpers Ferry, WV (haven't used them personally, but they are a well known company)
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