Boy Scout Troop One is chartered to First Baptist Church, 1670 Shatto Avenue, Akron, OH 44313 (map)
in the Old Portage District of the Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America
 

Troop One Wild Wonderful West Virginia Adventure

New River Gorge National Park
June 23-26, 2011

The Program plan is set.  See below.  
$140 due now.  Sign up immediately for this trip.

See here for information about The Summit being built in WV
To see pictures of our 2010 Trip scroll down to the bottom of this page



Interactive Map



Cost

$310.00 (actual cost)

Payment Schedule
         $30 deposit by October 30
         $40 due by Jan 1
         $70 due by March 1
         $70 due May 1
         $100 due June 10  
We will leave Wednesday night to make the 4.5 hour drive to the new river gorge.  We will return Sunday afternoon.  The cost will be $280 (finalized after negotiation with the outfitters)

The program will involve

Camping at ACE at the mountain top campsite
ACE Campus map: http://www.aceraft.com/PDF/ACE-Campus-Map.pdf

One day of white water rafting on the lower New River using ACE,
11 years age minimum
 http://www.aceraft.com/traditional-lower-new-whitewater-rafting.html

A half day of Gravity zip lines at Adventures on the Gorge (older scouts)
12 years of age minimum
Weight between 100 and 260 pounds
Info and Video: http://www.newrivergorgecanopytour.com/site/gravity-zip-lines.html
Guidelines: coming soon, not yet on their web page.

or

TreeTops Canopy Tour (younger scouts)
10 years of age minimum
Weight between 90 and 260 pounds
Info and Video: http://www.newrivergorgecanopytour.com/site/canopy-tour.html
Guidelines: http://www.newrivergorgecanopytour.com/site/canopy-tour/canopy-tour-guidelines.html
Adventures on the Gorge Campus map: http://www.rivermen.com/upload/File/facility_map.pdf


An evening rappel off a 60 foot cliff sponsored by ACE,
Minimum age 8 yrs old (must be a boy scout for us.)
Difficulty is Easy
Amazing view of the Gorge.
Info: http://www.aceraft.com/rock-climbing-upper-new-evening-rappel.html

ACE Lake
http://www.aceraft.com/adventure-play-park.html


hike the long point trail
http://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/longpoint_trail.htm
Other hikes may be planned
http://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/upload/crtrails_2004.pdf

Attend the civil war theater presentation of Honey in the Rock (Friday night) or Hatfield and McCoys (Thursday night)
http://www.theatrewestvirginia.com/

seek to visit with the folks at Trinity Works in Mount Hope and if possible do a service project for the Summit Bechtel Reserve
http://trooponeakron.org/mounthope.html

Anticipated plan:

Wednesday June 23

Drive to WV (4.5 hours), leaving about 6:00 pm
Some may choose to leave earlier in the day.

Thursday June 24

Whitewater rafting on the lower New River
Swimming at ACE lake 

Friday June 25

Gravity and Treetops Canopy tour (ATOG)
Evening Rapell (ACE)

Saturday June 26

Hiling in the New River Gorge and possible visit to The Bechtel Summit
Long Point Trail

Sunday June 27

Canyon rim Visitor's center
Tour Fayette Station Road before heading home
Return by 4:00 pm

New River Bridge
New River Bridge in fog
Endless Wall Trail  from nps.gov
Endless Wall Trail Picture
View of New River Gorge Bridge from Long Point (from nps.gov)
Long Point Trail
View of the New River from the main overlook (from nps.gov)
main overlook
Thurmond Station (from nps.gov)

2010_0624_ (by Eye-Fi)
2010_0625_ (by Eye-Fi)
2010_0626_ (by Eye-Fi)
2010_0627_ (by Eye-Fi)

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