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Monday, September 27, 2004 -- Summersville, WV
The ANIMAL Upper Gauley Race (iPO Event Id#: 6168)
Story and photos by Julie Black

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ANIMAL Race Coverage: [1998] [1999] [2000] [2001]

Gauley Race
Olympic paddlers on the Upper
The Gauley River has long been considered an icon of legendary proportion in the minds of whitewater enthusiasts around the world and a proving grounds for the expert paddlers. The Gauley's rugged scenery and clean waters rank it among the best whitewater rivers in the world. On September 7, racers from all over the nation raced downriver on it's Class V rapids to finish at Sweets Falls, the last of "The Big Five."