you need to go when the Gauley is releasing. i've never rafted it but i have kayaked the gauley river and the new river. rafting the gauley is not a novice thing. they may not take you if you've never rafted before or have no private ww boater experience. you must be in good physical condition and able to swim a rapid without panick. people DIE in whitewater. i'm always up for a little adventure. i'll be watching this thread and may join up if the trip happens.
U.S. NAVY, RETIRED