Gatan’s Story 2

With the end of Daylight Saving Time, Gatan reflects on the end of the warm weather season and looks ahead to the wintery days at Nelson Rocks.

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, our season slowly winds down. This time a year is often bittersweet for us.  As we look back on the year and the work that was done we also look ahead to the next great adventure. Many of our fellow guides journey elsewhere for the winter season, and we thank them for all of their talents and dedicated work.

We say good-bye for now. We hug and thank one another for a wonderful past season. We depart and wish one another well and to have a safe journey, perhaps we’ll see each other again next year; perhaps not. Life’s adventure will take some to warmer climates on an endless summer in pursuit of rocks, others will find colder climates and embrace the deep powder snows, some will return to school and academia.  Wherever they go or whatever they do, we thank them.

Our guides are an amazing bunch, full of life and passion, always supporting and encouraging one another to continue on with their chosen dreams. The dreams always differ but the common thread is adventure and a remarkable ability to embrace life.

Our guides and fellow co-workers do for one another what they do for our guests. They support, encourage, keep safe, and congratulate one another on a job well done. Truly remarkable in many ways, it is always a pleasure to work with such an inspiring team.

We will keep everyone updated as to the whereabouts of one another via Facebook and our blog throughout the winter. Feel free to drop us a line or stop in. A small handful of us will stick out the winter here in the North Fork Valley and we will continue to offer Via Ferrata climbs and North Fork Valley Canopy tours, weather dependant of course. So, dress warm and come on out for a visit.

Thanks to everyone for a great season.


About nrocstaff

Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center (NROC) is located in the beautiful North Fork Valley of Pendleton County, West Virginia. NROC, formerly know as the Nelson Rocks Preserve, is a privately-owned nature preserve that encompasses 145 mountainous acres. Home to incredible rock climbing, via ferrata climbing, a canopy tour, and miles of breathtaking, awe-inspiring hiking trails NROC is sure to offer the dose of adventure that’s right for you. View all posts by nrocstaff

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