Moss Rock Preserve

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Saturday, October 11, 2014, 19,996 photographers of all walks of life and skill levels the world over, took part in the Scott Kelby’s 7th Annual Worldwide Photowalk™. Our group in met at the Moss Rock Preserve located in Hoover, Alabama.

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The Moss Rock Preserve is a beautiful 349 acre nature preserve abundant with trees and plants, rock outcroppings, streams, waterfalls, wildlife, and other unique natural features.

 

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The Preserve is also home to four rare species of plants and a rare variant of Little River Canyon Sandstone Glade – one of only 35 occurrences known around the world!

 

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Nearly 12 miles of hiking trails have been constructed within Moss Rock Preserve. These trails allow visitors to witness the beauty of Moss Rock up close and personal.

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Moss Rock Preserve’s Boulder Field is a favorite among rock climbers. With numerous technical formations, these boulders appeal to climbers of all skill levels.

 

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Trail construction and maintenance, as well as other general maintenance items within Moss Rock are being carried out primarily by dedicated groups of volunteers.

 

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Since I live close, I enjoy visiting the Preserve and had stopped by the week before. The creek seen here was all but dry. However thanks to some much needed rain we actually had water flowing today.

 

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4 thoughts on “Moss Rock Preserve

  1. Lovely images – as always Phillip. For me the hole in the wall is fascinating, but I also like the images of the creek flowing down step by step. The last one with the close-up of the leaf in the stream is still my favourite, it’s more abstract an has some beautiful colours.

    1. I appreciate it Otto, It is always interesting to hear which ones people like and why. I find that I too attached sometimes to pick one.

  2. This is, indeed, a beautiful series of images, Philip, lovingly crafted by you, as usual. Lucky there was water flowing, then, as the effect is magnificent. I like that idea of the photo walk. It must have been very interesting to meet up that way.

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