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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 Canyon, Rafting, White water
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A Hard-boat Lesson

On Sunday the plan was boating the Cheat Canyon!  ..and I was in a raft with two of my friends, Lydia and Dani. Though, I was really itching to hard-boat as I had recently found some success on the Cheat Narrows with my friend Everett's Wavesport…
Squirt Boating
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Into the Mystery of Squirt Boating

An underwater journey with Jim Snyder into the mysteries of squirt boating.      ...from an evening with friends along the Cheat River "Squirt boating originally evolved from slalom kayaks. Racers found that if they let the…
2016, boating, By Gabe DeWitt, Cheat River, Cheat three-toothed snail, flat-spired three-toothed snail, Friends, memorial day weekend, rafting, river, select*, Snail, three toothed snail, Three-Tooth, Triodopsis platysayoides, water, West Virginia, white water, whitewater three-tooth Snail
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Flat-spired three-toothed snail

Look at what Tara found beside our tent on Sunday night...the endangered Three-Toothed Snail! The flat-spired three-toothed snail is found only in West Virginia, among Upper Connoquenessing sandstone outcroppings and boulders, in a restricted…
Tim Beard, Artist, Cheat River Festival
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Cheat River Festival 2016 Photos

Here are this year's photo highlights form the Cheat River Festival in Albright, West Virginia. I shot a lot of these images with Tara's new Sony A7ii, using my Nikon 50mm f1.2 (borrowing my friend Tim's Nikon lens adapter). They're a great…
Albright, Cheat Fest, Cheat River Festival, Events, Music, Places, West Virginia
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Cheat River Interview

The following are my responses to a recent FOC interview about the upcoming Cheat River Festival... What was it like growing up in the Cheat River Watershed? It gives and it takes..and gives. My entire immediate family comes from the Cheat…
Nature Conservancy Magazine
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Cheat River Takes a Turn

Published in Nature Conservancy Magazine I shot an assignment for The Nature Conservancy last spring featuring several aspects of the Cheat River. This February the story was published in Nature Conservancy magazine including two of my photographs…
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Squirt Boating Video

Within the world of outdoor adventure there are many subsets of interests, each with their own rabbit hole of fascination and intrigue. This video is found at the bottom of one of these rabbit holes... In the subset of water sports, there…

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