The Best of Cheat River Festival

Tomorrow marks the start of the 23RD ANNUAL CHEAT RIVER! Here’s a quick collection of photos from the past however many Cheatfests to help get the stoke flowing!
Rain or shine, we’re going to have the best time!

Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2008, Stewed, Mulligan, May, 03, 2008, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2008, Stewed, Mulligan, May, 03, 2008, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River Festival; Dramatic; Events; Gabe DeWitt; People; Places; West Virginia; family
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2008, Stewed, Mulligan, May, 03, 2008, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat Stewed Mulligan
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2008, Stewed, Mulligan, May, 03, 2008, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat Stewed Mulligan
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2009, May, 02, 2009, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2009, May, 02, 2009, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2009, May, 02, 2009, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2009, May, 02, 2009, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2009, May, 02, 2009, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2009, May, 02, 2009, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2009, May, 02, 2009, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2009, May, 02, 2009, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2009, May, 02, 2009, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2009, May, 02, 2009, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2009, May, 02, 2009, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2010, May, 01, 2010, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River Festival; Events; Music; Places; West Virginia
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2010, May, 01, 2010, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2010, May, 01, 2010, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2010, May, 01, 2010, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2010, May, 01, 2010, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2010, May, 01, 2010, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2010, May, 01, 2010, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2010, May, 01, 2010, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat; River; Festival; 2010; West; Virginia; photos; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Cheat Fest; Cheat River Festival; Events
Cheat; River; Festival; Albright; West; Virginia; 2010; 359; Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River Festival; Events; Places; West Virginia
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2010, May, 01, 2010, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2010, May, 01, 2010, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2010, May, 01, 2010, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2010, May, 01, 2010, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River Festival; Events; Places; West Virginia
Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River Festival; Events; Places; West Virginia
Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River Festival; Events; Places; West Virginia
Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River Festival; Events; Places; West Virginia
Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River Festival; Events; Places; West Virginia
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2012, May, 05, 2012, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2012, May, 05, 2012, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2012, May, 05, 2012, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2012, May, 05, 2012, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2012, May, 05, 2012, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River Festival; Events; Places; West Virginia
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2012, May, 05, 2012, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2012, May, 05, 2012, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2012, May, 05, 2012, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2012, May, 05, 2012, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2012, May, 05, 2012, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat; River; Festival; Albright; West; Virginia; 2012; 873; Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River Festival; Events; Places; West Virginia
Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Gabe, DeWitt, Cheat, fest, 2012, May, 05, 2012, West Virginia, Friends of the Cheat
Cheat; River; Festival; Albright; West; Virginia; 2013; 1360; Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River Festival; Events; Music; Places; West Virginia
Cheat; River; Festival; Albright; West; Virginia; 2013; 1383; Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River Festival; Events; Music; Places; West Virginia
Cheat; River; Festival; Albright; West; Virginia; 2013; 1392; Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River Festival; Events; Music; Places; West Virginia
Cheat; River; Festival; Albright; West; Virginia; 2013; 1428; Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River Festival; Events; Music; Places; West Virginia
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Albright; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; West Virginia; appalachia; family; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; by Gabe DeWitt; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; Tara Smith; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; Tara Smith; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River Festival; Events; Gabe DeWitt; People; Places; West Virginia; family
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River Festival; Events; Gabe DeWitt; People; Places; West Virginia; family
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Albright; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; West Virginia; appalachia; family; oldtimey
Albright; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; West Virginia; appalachia; family; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Albright; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; West Virginia; appalachia; family; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Cheat Fest; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; People; Places; West Virginia; appalachia; family; mountain music
Cheat; River; Festival; 2014; West; Virginia; photo; Gabe; DeWitt; May; Blue Grass; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; FOC; Favorite things; Friends of the cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Music; People; Places; Seasons; Spring; West Virginia; appalachia; family; friends; mountain music; oldtimey
NCM15010; 150501; 2350; Albright; Allegheny Trail; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends of the Cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Places; TNC; The Nature Conservancy; The Nature Conservancy Magazine; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring The Down River Race. The mass start of the race, seen from the old bridge that extends half way across the river.
NCM15010; 150501; 2450; Allegheny Trail; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends of the Cheat; Gabe DeWitt; TNC; The Nature Conservancy; The Nature Conservancy Magazine; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring The Down River Race. The mass start of the race, seen from the old bridge that extends half way across the river.
NCM15010; 150501; 2456; Allegheny Trail; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends of the Cheat; Gabe DeWitt; TNC; The Nature Conservancy; The Nature Conservancy Magazine; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring The Down River Race. The mass start of the race, seen from the old bridge that extends half way across the river.
NCM15010; 150501; 2532; Albright; Allegheny Trail; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends of the Cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Places; TNC; The Nature Conservancy; The Nature Conservancy Magazine; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring The Down River Race. At the take-out by Jenkinsburge Bridge. The Winner (Andrew McEwan)
NCM15010; 150501; 2557; Albright; Allegheny Trail; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends of the Cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Places; TNC; The Nature Conservancy; The Nature Conservancy Magazine; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring The Down River Race. At the take-out by Jenkinsburge Bridge.
NCM15010; 150502; 2898; Allegheny Trail; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends of the Cheat; Gabe DeWitt; TNC; The Nature Conservancy; The Nature Conservancy Magazine; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring The Cheat River Festival. The kids
Albright; Allegheny Trail; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends of the Cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Places; TNC; The Nature Conservancy; The Nature Conservancy Magazine; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring The Cheat River Festival. Kieth McManus, lead singer/fiddler for Stewed Mulligan
NCM15010; 150502; 3079; Albright; Allegheny Trail; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends of the Cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Places; TNC; The Nature Conservancy; The Nature Conservancy Magazine; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring The Cheat River Festival. revelers dancing in front of the stage.
NCM15010; 150502; 3081; Albright; Allegheny Trail; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends of the Cheat; Gabe DeWitt; Places; TNC; The Nature Conservancy; The Nature Conservancy Magazine; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring The Cheat River Festival. revelers dancing in front of the stage.
NCM15010; 150502; 3368; Allegheny Trail; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends of the Cheat; Gabe DeWitt; TNC; The Nature Conservancy; The Nature Conservancy Magazine; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring The Cheat River Festival. The Stewed Mulligans performance
NCM15010; 150502; 3389; Pano; Allegheny Trail; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends of the Cheat; Gabe DeWitt; TNC; The Nature Conservancy; The Nature Conservancy Magazine; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring The Cheat River Festival. The Stewed Mulligans performance
Cheat; River; Festival; 2016; Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends; Friends of the Cheat; Music; Places; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring
Cheat; River; Festival; 2016; Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends; Friends of the Cheat; Music; Places; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring
Cheat; River; Festival; 2016; Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends; Friends of the Cheat; Music; Places; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring
Cheat; River; Festival; 2016; Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends; Friends of the Cheat; Music; Places; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring
Cheat; River; Festival; 2016; Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends; Friends of the Cheat; Music; Places; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring
Cheat; River; Festival; 2016; Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends; Friends of the Cheat; Music; Places; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring
Cheat; River; Festival; 2016; Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends; Friends of the Cheat; Music; Places; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring
Cheat; River; Festival; 2016; Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends; Friends of the Cheat; Music; Places; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring
Cheat; River; Festival; 2016; Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends; Friends of the Cheat; Music; Places; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring
Cheat; River; Festival; 2016; Albright; Bob DeWitt; Bobio Dad; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends; Friends of the Cheat; Music; People; Places; West Virginia; dad; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring
Cheat; River; Festival; 2016; Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends; Friends of the Cheat; Music; Places; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring
Cheat; River; Festival; 2016; Albright; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends; Friends of the Cheat; Music; Places; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring
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Cheat; River; Festival; 2016; Albright; 119; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends; Friends of the Cheat; Music; Places; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring
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Cheat; River; Festival; 2016; Albright; 175; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends; Friends of the Cheat; Music; Places; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring
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Cheat; River; Festival; 2016; Albright; 200; Cheat Fest; Cheat River; Cheat River Festival; Events; Friends; Friends of the Cheat; Music; Places; Tim Beard; West Virginia; photo by Gabe DeWitt; spring
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National Geographic Adventure – Yosemite

Just had one of my photos pop up on National Geographic Adventure’s Facebook page. It’s the last one in the video.

Your Shot: Yosemite National Park

Explore the timeless beauty of Yosemite's granite cliffs and towering waterfalls through the lenses of our #YourShot photographers.

Posted by National Geographic Adventure on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

RootsRated Assignment in Patagonia

I just got back from 2 weeks in Chile photographing an assignment for RootsRated, Marmot, and Exofficio, and I’m excited to share some of the images and stories captured along the way. I’ll have my own personal selects online in a few days, but here’s the official release to keep the stoke alive.

Video Shorts

A small collection of short videos I’ve made over the last year +

In May of 2015, I took a sabbatical to adventure around the South Island of New Zealand. I had made no plans or expectations for this trip, keeping each day and night as a surprise waiting to be unwrapped. This short video is a compilation of around 3000 photos I took of the night skies from the different places I camped and explored. I shot these with a Nikon D800, with each frame being a 30 second expose. My camera settings varied slightly from night to night, but in general I shot at 14mm, f2.8, with and ISO of ~3200 +/- . Please comment of message me for any additional questions or photo beta.


In the Alley of the Cheat Narrows, is the Ballroom…an underwater mystery of turbulence and finesse. Prototype squirt boat, by Jim Snyder.


Jam Night at the Brew Pub


 

Published on Dec 4, 2015

 

another Monday night at Jamie house – the Furr :
Eli Pollard (lead vocals, theremin, guitar)
Francisco Amaya (guitar, backing vocals)
Jarrod Ott (bass)
Liz Pavlovic (drums, vocals)

“The Furr was born out of our members’ united love for a mixture of short, fun, loud rock ditties and improvised dadaist jams. We pay homage to some of our favorite songs by covering them with large blankets. We want to put a lima bean in your fannypack”. –https://thefurr.bandcamp.com/


Jamie Lester sculpting a clay figure of Tara. Music short by New God, titled Firework.

Artists:
Sculptor: Jamie Lester – http://vandaliabronze.com/
Video/Post: Gabe DeWitt – http://www.1gabe.com
Music: New God – http://new-god.com/
Model: Tara Smith – http://www.tara-earth.com


A short compilation from this years Fasnacht – an attempt to captures some of the spirit that lives in Helvetia, WV.


Tara went on a night dive the other night, and afterwards she dropboxed her video files to me. So, I thought I’d make a little highlight real from her underwater adventure for her to share..
Music is Bloodflood by Aly-J


Friday evening with friends…drawing…painting…making pretty things.


On Friday night (2/21/15) in the sub-zero air, my friends and I skied out to the overlook at Coopers Rock, WV. What I captured was a strange phenomenon, known as Light Pillars. I made a short 20 second video from the photos, and Anna wrote her account of our cross country skiing adventure. I’ve posted it on my blog at http://www.1gabe.com/light-pillars/ . Check it out if you get a chance! …and feel free to share this unique view of West Virginia!!


This is a time lapse video of our Alaska adventure in March, 2014. I used only photos taken with a borrowed GoPro and my D800. The aurora images were captured during some of the last peaking activity of 2014. It’ll be another 11 years until the Aurora’s intensity and predictability will align so well again, at least to warrant another adventure geared specifically for Aurora viewing. Additionally in this video are several Alaska Cabins we stayed in (of Tara and I painting), along with a some time lapse shots of the sun setting, and the moon rising. Music by Emancipator – Eve

see photos from this trip at http://www.wv-art.com/Photography/Locations/Alaska


While camping near Long’s Peak on 6/29/14, I sat my camera outside my tent for several hours to capture the clear view of the stars from the high elevation. I took 15 second photos ever minute for about 4 hours, and then stitched them together in Premier. Sound bits are from Emancipator – First Snow

Instagram Takeover for AAC

I’m Feeling super stoked to be featured by one of the predominant climbing/outdoor organizations I follow (and proud member of). This week I got invited to takeover the American Alpine Club’s Instagram account.

Today is day 4 of the Instagram takeover, and I’m searching for something fresh to post… I went cross country skiing last night out to Coopers Rock, and I think one of those photos might be today’s bid for attention…we’ll see. I haven’t decided yet.

Coopers; Rock; Adventure; Night; Ski; Adventure; Adventure Photography; By Gabe DeWitt; Coopers Rock; Cross Country Skiing; Favorite things; Light Painting; Long Exposure; Night Photography; Places; Seasons; Snow; Trees; WV; West Virginia; Winter; adventure sports; cross country; light beams; night; ski; Instagram Takeover

A few days before I started the takeover, I ran some data query’s via the Instagram API on AAC’s account. Without digging too hard, I found a few nuggets of data that have really helped me maximize my outreach this week on the AACgram. I plan to write a how-to post on conducting your own Instagram Analytics using Excel and the Instagram API…so stay tuned for that in the next week or so.

Below are my photos thus far, Featured by American Alpine Club on their Instagram.

(update)- I did use the night skiing picture yesterday.

 

Overlooking the Moon

Writing by Dylan Jones – Photos by Gabe DeWitt

Surrounded by a mess of skis, poles, boots and bags, we piled into the Land Cruiser with high hopes. The moon was just starting to wane, but remained full enough to set the snowy forest ablaze with white brilliance. Like moths to the flame, we set out to chase the light of our lone satellite.

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We rallied in the parking lot around 9:45, loading up with libations while stamping boots into bindings. A few eerie clouds lingered near the moon, radiating diffused shades of grey, purple and yellow as they drifted eastward. But tonight, the moon would win.
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We could see deep into the hardwood forest. The gangly shadows of oaks, maples and cherry trees stretched across the snow as if the bony fingers of Old Man Winter himself were reaching toward our every move.

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Cross country skiing is quite rhythmic. There’s something about the icy scrape of skis on trail, the way the syncopated stab of poles accompanies the foggy blast of heavy breath.

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Stop for a moment and look around, however—silence. The woods during a winter’s night are as dormant as Death Valley at high noon. With no canopy to reverberate sound waves, noise slips away into the dark hollows as quickly as it pings the ear drum.

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If a skier glides through a forest and there’s no one there to hear her, does she make a noise? Coopers; Rocks; Skiing; Winter; Storm; Jonas; Adventure; By Gabe DeWitt; Coopers Rock; Coopers Rocks Foundation; Cross Country Skiing; Favorite things; Friends; Jonas; Long Exposure; Night Photography; Nikon 1424mm f2.8; Nikon D800; Overlook; Places; Seasons; Snow; White Grass; Wide angle; Winter; Winter Storm; Winter Storm Jonas; blizzard; cross country; down hill; full moon; moon; moonlight; night; roadside trail; snow storm; storm; xc skiing The trail had been broken, and the snow compaction of the day’s warmer temps followed by a dip below the freezing mark cemented our predecessors’ marks like a luge. The snow was fast. At times, it felt as if we were pioneers travelling an arctic rail line—a team of sled dogs would not have been out of place.

Coopers; Rocks; Skiing; Winter; Storm; Jonas; Adventure; By Gabe DeWitt; Coopers Rock; Coopers Rocks Foundation; Cross Country Skiing; Favorite things; Friends; Jonas; Long Exposure; Night Photography; Nikon 1424mm f2.8; Nikon D800; Overlook; Places; Seasons; Snow; White Grass; Wide angle; Winter; Winter Storm; Winter Storm Jonas; blizzard; cross country; down hill; full moon; moon; moonlight; night; roadside trail; snow storm; storm; xc skiing We swiftly reached the overlook, rewarded with a completely cloudless sliver of sky over the Cheat River.

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As a cosmic mirror delivering the sun’s photons to our retinas, the moon effortlessly outshined most stars. Orion the Hunter triumphantly stood watch over Snake Hill, his star strung bow aimed directly at Morgantown—part of me wished Zues himself would have commanded his giant huntsman to pierce the Longview Powerplant, temporarily affording us a viewshed sans light pollution.

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A pleasantly warm breeze ensconced our crew as we shared snacks and beverages under the brilliant canopy of the cosmos.

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I couldn’t help but think back to the moth and the flame, how humanity flocks to live under the light bubbles of its great cities. Some of the greatest discoveries and advancements of humankind were derived from those who turned their gaze to the heavens. Without access to the night sky, how do we know our place in the universe? How many people live full lives without spending a night splayed out on a riverbank, staring up at the humbling, gaseous arm of the Milky Way?
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Eventually, we had to return our gaze to terra firma. It was time to head back, but Mother Nature had one more tribulation in store for us. Right on time, intermittent clouds rolled in as we slid back into the forest. The temperature fluctuated just above and just below that magical 32 degree point, causing our skis to collect snow as hard as concrete while we tried to remain graceful.

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After the efficient journey to the overlook and the perfectly timed sky, surely something had to go awry.
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Around 1:00 in the morning, the last of our party tromped across the finish line, glad to kick off the skis that hindered her return. Exhausted, sweaty and euphoric, we slumped our tired bodies over the mess of ski gear and, like the moth to the flame, returned to our bright city.

Moonlight on Coopers Rock

The moon has been rising just as the sun sets the last week or so, and each night has been brighter than the next. I’ve been watching the radar for a decently clear night the past few evenings, and last night the moon seemed to be shinning extra bright.

Moonlight; Autumn; Coopers; Rock; Autumn; Coopers Rock; Favorite things; Gabe DeWitt; Places; Seasons; Stars; WV; West Virginia; fall; leaves; moon; moonlight; space

NIKON D800 ISO 2000 Focal Length 14mm (14mm in 35mm) Aperture f/3.2 Exposure Time 20s (20/1)

I drove up to Coopers Rock a couple hours after sunset to see if I could capture some of the remaining fall foliage.  I brought my bike, thinking that I’d have to peddle out to the overlook from the first gate, but I guess with the addition of the new gate by the overlook they appear to only lock that one (while the park is still in season). So, it was a very short hike from the last gate to the overlook…which is kind of lack luster toward the adventure side of things, but ease of access is nice sometimes (especially when you have to work in the morning).

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The first thing I noticed upon arriving, the lack of people, obviously. But, I find it funny how during the day throngs of people come to Coopers Rock, especially during the beautiful autumn days, but the nights seem totally forgotten.  Save for a select few…there were a group of trail runners just starting out as I pulled in…a perfect night for a run! Once the sun goes down, the majority of people seem to be done playing outside. Sometimes we need a reminder that the outdoors at night has many beautiful things hidden…things that can’t be seen in the light of day.

With camera and tripod in tow, I biked the few hundred yards to the overlook. The mountain air was warmer than I thought it would be, but there was a cool breeze blowing in. The moonlight was so bright that a head lamp wasn’t needed to find my way.

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NIKON D800 ISO 1250 Focal Length 14mm (14mm in 35mm) Aperture f/2.8 Exposure Time 5s (5/1)

I only took a few pictures, as the gusting air caused too much movement in the tree tops for me to be completely satisfied with my shots.  One of the things about shooting at night is that I use longer shutter speeds to capture the available light…anywhere from 4 seconds to 30 seconds…but the moving tree tops created some neat effects in some of the images.

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NIKON D800 ISO 1250 Focal Length 14mm (14mm in 35mm) Aperture f/2.8 Exposure Time 5s (5/1)

 

Tonight, October 27th, will be a full moon. So, if this cloud cover goes away I highly suggest getting outside wherever you’re at and enjoy the October Sky!

Also, with Halloween a few days away, the moonlight will still be very bright…so perhaps a night hike under the moon out at Coopers might be just the right amount of spookiness and prettiness…just a thought…

And, just for some contrast, here’s a photo of the same location under a winter’s full moon from earlier this week.

 Moonlight

West Virginia Juried Exhibition

Pretty stoked that two of my pieces will be in the The West Virginia Division of Culture and History‘s 2016 Juried Exhibition.

– Located at the Tamarack in Beckley, WV.


Light Pillars over Morgantown
Juried Exhibition, Light Pillars over Morgantown, WV - From Coopers Rocks Overlook

-In the sub-zero air, my friends (Dennis Lees & Anna Withrow) and I skied out to the overlook at Coopers Rocks, WV. What I captured was a strange phenomenon, known as Light Pillars. Captured on 2/20/15


Moonlight and Stars trails over Jenkinsburge Bridge

Star Trails, Cheat River, Juried Exhibition

-Star Trails above Jenkinsburg Bridge. I shot 450 consecutive photos through the night, and combined them in Photoshop to form this composite image. The hills and bridge are lit by the moonlight of that night. Captured on 4/29/15


 

The opening Reception will be on November 8, 2015 – starting at 4 p.m.

The exhibition will run from November 8, 2015 to February 21, in case you can’t make it for the opening.