Video loading...

A Pillow Rock Raft Mishap on the Gauley

Outside's long reads email newsletter features our strongest writing, most ambitious reporting, and award-winning storytelling about the outdoors. Sign up today.

Our PlayNow series highlights an epic POV clip so you can get in on the action even when you're stuck behind a desk. Kelly Gladen is a fifth year guide on the Gauley River for ACE Adventure Resort, in West Virginia. The Gauley is one of the most challenging rivers in the U.S., and its famous Pillow Rock Rapid is trying for even experienced guides. 

Play Now