Video loading...

This Rafting Guide Will Be on West Virginia’s Rivers Forever

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

The Wild Ones is a new series from filmmaker Logan Bockrath and Adventures on the Gorge about people who left the comfort of more traditional paths for the unknowns of life on the river. In this installment, we meet Joe Catalano, who started hopping on rafting trips down the lower sections of the New River in West Virginia as a kid. He learned then that he had to earn his spot on the boat, but he didn't mind—he knew that he wanted to raft for the rest of his life. You can follow Bockrath on Instagram here.


Water Activities