Ladies, grab your gear and head down to enjoy paddling lower Gauley this Friday, Sept. 14 with the wonderfully amazing paddlers of Girls at Play! A couple spots remain to join this awesome crew for fun on the river that also goes to a good cause. Participants are encouraged to donate on a sliding scale of $25-$50 that will go to American Whitewater, and it’s a sliding scale so whatever you can afford (keeping in mind the work that AW does for river conservation and paddler access).
If that weren’t awesome enough already, Girls at Play is also offering a drawing. Everyone who participates will be entered into a drawing to win awesome prizes from Girls at Play’s partners including Kokatat, Vapur and Smith Optics. You can register by calling Girls at Play at 828.333.4482 and giving your donation via credit card OR by choosing one of the donation options on the Girls at Play website and paying online. Girls at Play can’t take any money on park service land so everyone needs to book ahead of time by credit card.
Everybody will meet at the take-out to the Lower Gauley (upper lot) at 10 a.m. Make sure to bring a lunch to eat on the river and be prepared to help with shuttle. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the river with some awesome women paddlers. Surf extra waves for this writer who’s stuck in Boston during all Gauley season, too!