In this March 24, 2015 photo, Matt Karlson, field operations supervisor for the NROCKS Outdoor Center in Circleville, W.Va., stands in front of the site’s via ferrata that allows visitors to climb a... more 
In this March 24, 2015 photo, Matt Karlson, field operations supervisor for the NROCKS Outdoor Center in Circleville, W.Va., stands in front of the site’s via ferrata that allows visitors to climb a rock face by attaching a safety harness to a steel cable and using handholds similar to ladder rungs. A recent study commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission cites West Virginia's Nelson Rocks and Seneca Rocks, a formation to the north owned by the National Park Service, as keys to Pendleton County's “tremendous potential as a tourism destination.” But like all tourism in the Mountain State, it faces challenges.(AP Photo/ Jonathan Drew) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jonathan Drew
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 9:24 AM EDT