Rapid names include:
What a Way
Man o Man
Around the Bend
Tunnel of Love
Long and Twisted
Normally a Portage
From there you will hit the confluence with Glade, and have a screaming high-water paddle out on Manns.
The Boatertalk quote, along with Robert's comment, are referring to Glade Creek to the confluence of Manns, then down to the new on Manns Creek. This AWA page pertains to Manns creek above the confluence, AKA Real Manns Creek, which is much less commonly paddled.
Unguided first-timers should allow at least 10 hours for the run. The first descent took ten hours. Maybe super-hot boaters can do it faster, but if you don't know the rapids, prepare for a very long day down to the New River.
At the put in bridge.
Minus 2 is low.
Plus 2 is floodstage.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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Get your groove on baby! This year Gauley Fest is a 60’s themed event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. To memorialize that historic event we are flashing back to another era for a 60’s throwdown. Started in 1983 to celebrate the derailment of a hydro-electric project that would have disrupted the flows on the Gauley River, Gauley Fest has grown to become the largest paddling festival in the world.
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