Water levels at Jordan Lake had fallen so low that I could walk out to a sand bar where water would normally be over my head. Drought conditions allowed me to stand in a rare vantage point to photograph NC Highway 751 tucked miles away in the thin line of trees.

Water levels at Jordan Lake had fallen so low that I could walk out to a sand bar where water would normally be over my head. Drought conditions allowed me to stand in a rare vantage point to photograph NC Highway 751 tucked miles away in the thin line of trees.

 Another view of very low water levels at Jordan Lake. By December 2017, few boats were able to navigate across acres of water,

Another view of very low water levels at Jordan Lake. By December 2017, few boats were able to navigate across acres of water,

 Hooker Falls is one of four major waterfalls inside DuPont State Recreational Forest near Brevard, NC. It is one of the most accessible and fun places to stop and have a picnic and a quick dip in the water. It was too cold for me in November!

Hooker Falls is one of four major waterfalls inside DuPont State Recreational Forest near Brevard, NC. It is one of the most accessible and fun places to stop and have a picnic and a quick dip in the water. It was too cold for me in November!