Hooker Falls

First of 3 sets of waterfalls that we saw at DuPont Forest in North Carolina.

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On Saturday, I went with my wife Joyce, daughter Kathleen and the North Georgia Photography Club to DuPont State Forest in North Carolina.  DuPont is located pretty much mid-way between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Hooker Falls is one of four sets of falls on the Little River.  We visited three of the four on this trip.

DuPont_2016 07 23_0019_20_21HDRArrive Early for best experience

We started fairly early, around 7:30am and stayed for about 3 hours in all.  Arriving at the Hooker Falls parking area, it was a short 1/4 mile hike to the falls.  There was one family at the falls when we arrived so, it was easy to spread out and enjoy the view.

It’s always best to go early when shooting waterfalls.  The light gets way too harsh when the sun is high in the sky.  I would certainly recommend that if you want to visit the falls here you get in early or you will also experience increasingly hot temperatures and larger crowds as the day moves on.  By the time we left, around 10:30, the parking lot had no spaces left and the temperature was over 90º.


Hooker Falls

DuPont State Recreational Forest
Cedar Mountain, North Carolina, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
Featured image: 16mm at f/22 – 0.8 sec – ISO 100

 

Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

3 thoughts on “Hooker Falls”

    1. Hey, Tom. The stacks of rocks show up in lots of parks. Sometimes, they are set as a memorial or to mark a trail but it has become common to see them anywhere that lots of people go in parks or recreation areas. I think it has become people’s way to say “I was here”.

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