Monthly Archives: September 2012

These Trees They Are A Changing

We’ve noticed a few gold and red trees popping out in the mountains but it looks like the rest of the trees surrounding NROC should lose their green color by the end of this weekend – which means if you’re planning to book your Via Ferrata climb or North Fork Valley Canopy Tour so that you can catch the beautiful views of the fall leaves, now is the time to do it! For a guide to when West Virginia counties’ leaves are predicted to change, check out the image below, provided by the West Virginia Division of Forestry.

For a list of which trees turn which colors, click here!

David Kurtz’s Experience at Nelson Rocks

As a native of West Virginia, David Kurtz has always been active in the outdoors. He has tried everything from hiking, biking, motorcycling, rafting and kayaking but he never got sucked into the world of rock climbing. It was his self-proclaimed “concern” for heights that kept him on the climbing walls and off of exposed rocks; however, Nelson Rocks intrigued him and he made the trip to see us on September 21 with the intent to tackle the Via Ferrata. And he did.

He kindly shared his experience with us and we felt compelled to share it with the rest of you. To read his blog post, “I came, I climbed, I conquered,” click here!

Timelapse Video of the Overlook

Happy Monday everyone! We recently took a timelapse video of the views from the overlook at Nelson Rocks and thought it was so beautiful that we just had to share it with you all! Check it out!

Share Your NROC Experience!

Fall is a time for change and reflection. We want to encourage you to reflect back on your visit to Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center and tell us your story. Whether it be a funny story or a story about overcoming your fears, we want to hear all about it! Email your stories and pictures to us at

“A Water Bottle Story”

Who would have thought that water bottles would be a controversial issue? Read this blog article by Maddie Perlman-Gabel about the ban of water bottles in United States National Parks and see if you agree or disagree with the issue!

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