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Videos in Action

Videos in Action

Check out some videos of us in action on YouTube. You can find out more about the New Watauga County Tourism Bureau at…
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River & Earth Adventures IKs, Watauga Gorge

River & Earth Adventures IKs, Watauga Gorge

Check out our cool video about paddling down the Watauga Gorge. The Watauga Gorge is located on the Watagua River between Asheville, NC and Boone, NC. Brave paddlers like David, Ken, Joe and Mike make it look easy. Watch as they float down a considerable drop in the water elevation and have fun along the way. This quick video will have you on the edge of your seat as you watch one rafter after the next roll down the rocks and rapids. High adventure indeed! Interested in experiencing the same high adrenaline rush as these guys? Contact Us and let us help you plan your next adventure whether it be rafting, tubing, kayaking or caving….

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Watauga Gorge Feb. 5, 2011

Watauga Gorge Feb. 5, 2011

Kayaking the Asheville Area On February 5, 2011 some pretty intrepid kayakers raced down the Watauga Gorge. Watch below as they battle high class rapids and large rocks to safely navigate down the Watagua Gorge. We don’t want to spoil too much, but this is a pretty intense video where you can feel the adrenaline spiking for our water adventurers. If you want to kayak the Asheville area or even the Boone area, please reach out to us through our Contact Page and we’ll help you plan your next river adventure. Whether it’s rafting, kayaking, tubing or even cave exploration we’re your one stop shop for high adventure!…

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Watauga Gorge 450 cfc Kayaking State Line Falls

Watauga Gorge 450 cfc Kayaking State Line Falls

That’s right- we’ve got another awesome video of our guys kayaking State Line Falls. This man’s going down the Watagua Gorge, the Asheville and Boone area premier spot for river adventures. Don’t wait, start watching as the bearded kayaker traverses the rapid waters of the Watauga Gorge and travels at peak speeds towards adventure. This video has everything: beards, water, even the uncertainty of going under the water. What are you waiting for, don’t you want to know how it ends at the State Line Falls? Want adventures like this? Want to feel your adrenaline spike as you explore nature, push your body and mind to the max and conquer your fears? Contact Us and let us help you plan your next adventure!  …

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Kevin at State Line Falls

Kevin at State Line Falls

Hear the roar of the rapids and be transported to a world where danger is just another Tuesday. The slower start of this video grips you in the here and now and entrances you to watch and listen to the awesome power of nature.That sound is hundreds of gallons of water racing and beating down on centuries old rock formations, nature beating against nature. The knowledge that anyone would be crazy enough to kayak or raft down this river is inspiring. Suddenly, much too quickly, there’s a man in a bright kayak doing what kayakers do best: he’s paddling. paddling towards what seems like too much of a drop, too steep of a cliff for any sane person. But maybe Kevin isn’t sane, because he’s obviously a veteran kayaker and he’s racing towards what to normal people would be sheer terror. I’m saying the water would be warmer if I was Kevin then. Does Kevin make it? Does he flip over and have to battle the rapids to roll over? Watch Kevin at State Line Falls and see. Are you like Kevin? Do you hear adventure calling out to you saying tube down this river, explore this cave, raft over these rapids and kayak towards waterfalls? Contact Us and see what you’re made of….

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Cubic rock drop! State Line Jr.

Cubic rock drop! State Line Jr.

This is a video of several intrepid and adventures kayakers and rafters going down Cubic Rock Drop on the Watagua River. Located between Asheville and Boone, NC, the Cubic Rock Drop is the perfect challenge for all levels of paddlers. New kayakers and rafters get the rush of practicing their new skills and seeing all of their hard work come to fruition as they float down a substantial drop. Older veterans of the water get to refresh their skills and relish in the progress they’ve made in the rapids. David makes it look easy as he paddles down Cub Rock Drop. He’s followed by Ken rafting down in a raft. Joe follows him in a bright yellow raft to the applause of everyone there and the people watching this video. Mike bounces down the levels of this drop and you can feel how quickly the water is rushing over the rocks beneath. More rafters follow, happy that they’ve come this far in their journey down the river. Watch the video and see the action for yourself. Interested in being the ones going down the river? Want to see if you’ve got what it takes to go down the Cub Rock Drop? Contact Us to plan your next adventure!  …

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Go Pro Rafting Video

Go Pro Rafting Video

This is a great example of the type of rafting trip you can expect with us here at River and Earth Adventures. The rafting video starts out with a large group of rafters on placid water. Some of them leap out of the rafts into the water to enjoy the calmer currents. they swim around the rafts, taking in the warm waters. Paddlers will learn true teamwork as they pull each other in from the waters, learn about native fish populations and battle swift rapids. If you’re lucky you might even get to ride rodeo down a rapid!…

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Watauga County Big Sweep River Clean Up

River and Earth Adventures is offering a Free river day for your group of volunteers who participate in the Watagua County Big Sweep River Clean Up in September. If you want or need to perform community service, consider cleaning up the Watauga River. Who could pass up this opportunity to benefit not only their community but also themselves with an awesome river day? Not us, that’s for sure. You can even get creative with the clean up. You aren’t limited to just walking the river; pick up trash as you kayak or tube down the river. Participants will scour both the riverbanks and the beds in canoes, searching for garbage and items that can be reused or recycled. Trash bags and gloves will be provided for all volunteers, and prizes will be awarded to those who find the: Most peculiar item Largest item Most polluting item Most reusable item Those who clean the longest distance will also be given a special prize. Categories will be judged by the Watauga River Conservation Partners. Want to be a volunteer? Contact Us for volunteer information! Come join us for a rewarding day on the…

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