Little Wolf Nature Preserve

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Archive for the ‘Rocks’ Category

Aug
16

Emerald Staircase

Posted by Timm

 EmeraldStaircase3 Feature Type: Rock
Trail: Zadee Magic Carpet Trail
Region: Enchanted Forest
Elevation: 1325-1355′

Emerald Staircase is an old wash through the Enchanted Forest along the soft needles of the Zadee Magic Carpet Trail. The wash has cut a channel down to a series of hard rock steps that have turned green with moss.

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Jul
23

Kim’s Crocodile Rock

Posted by Timm

Feature Type: Rock
Trail: Hurricane Ridge Trail
Region: Hurricane Ridge
Elevation: 1865′
Named for: Kim Krenning

Crocodile Rock is a car-sized boulder perched on the edge of a 60′ cliff on Hurricane Ridge. The rock looks like a crocodile head with a hungry smile.

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Jul
23

Big Flat Rock

Posted by Timm

Feature Type: Rock
Trail: Hollow Staircase
Region: Hazel’s Cathedral
Elevation: 1300′

Big Flat Rock is a room-sized boulder in Hazel’s Cathedral with a flat top that’s great for picnicking or resting a spell before you climb the Hollow Staircase Trail.  From the top of Big Flat Rock you have a wonderful view of the Hazel’s Cathedral, Tree Perch, The V and The Hollow.

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Jul
20

Lauren’s Turtle Head Rock

Posted by Timm

Feature Type: Rock
Trail: Hollow Staircase Trail
Region: Hollow West
Elevation: 1340′
Named for: Lauren Von Moll

Lauren’s Turtle Head Rock is a boulder on the steep climb up the Hollow Staircase Trail.  The turtle is always smiling because he gets to watch over this beautiful part of the forest.

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Jul
20

Joel’s Rocky Rock

Posted by Timm

Feature Type: Rock
Trail: Wetlands Trail
Region: Wetlands
Elevation: 1110′
Named for: Joel

Little Joel was unaware that special visitors can name features in Little Wolf Nature Preserve. Naming is often a serendipitous experience, usually the result of the visitor taking a special fancy to something in the Preserve.

When Joel came upon this mini-boulder, he did what every healthy boy would do in his position: climb it! After he scrambled up, we asked him, "Where’s Joel?" To which he replied, "On Joel’s Rocky Rock." And so it was to be!

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    Little Wolf Nature Preserve is a private preserve located in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Southern Kentucky, USA.

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