I’m still catching up on a few adventures that I’ve had lately but haven’t had time to document. What makes this even more difficult is that our camera recently died. So, until we are able to afford a new one, the photos appearing in this blog are either taken by someone else, or taken with someone else’s camera.
Around August 7 or 8, a group of us went out for a fun day in West Virginia. My dad, Melissa and younger sister Bonnie, younger sister Mary, younger brother Aaron and girlfriend Paige decided we were going to explore a cave and then experience the brand new, just opened North Fork Valley Canopy Tour at the Nelson Rock Outdoor Center.
We first drove to the Sinks of Gandy. Unlike other caves we’ve been in, this one didn’t require any wriggling through muddy tunnels. Instead, it required that you wade through an underground stream that runs through a fairly large cavern.
After the cave, it was time for the canopy tour. Most of us are familiar with the giant ziplines that many ropes courses have. A canopy tour is kind of like that; but instead of just one zipline, you zip from one platform and end on another, then get on another zipline. The North Fork Valley Canopy Tour has 12 ziplines ranging in length from about 50 feet to about 300 feet, 3 sky bridges (which look like they are straight out of an Indiana Jones movie), and ends with a 40 foot “rappel” out of a tree.