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MIKE GILES: Almost Heaven, West Virginia


Arriving at Beckley, West Virginia, I expected to go fishing on the New River with a local guide. Alas, the guide told me that they usually cut the fishing off at 10,000 CFS and it was at 26,000 CFS that afternoon.

He didn’t offer much hope so my bride, Kathy and I decided to spend the next day along the New River Gorge and hike and zip line too. We visited the Tunnel Trail overlooking the river and were treated to breathtaking views of the river and rocky terrain.

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