Even our little road trips aren't as frequent anymore right now. But after seeing it on the news, J and I went on a little adventure past Saturday. Lake Monticello is about an hour away from where we live. The lake is undergoing a drawdown so that the dam can be repaired and the fish habitat rebuilt.
Meaning: We were able to literally walk through the lake, on the bottom of the lake since it's drained.
I posted a few pictures in one of my Facebook Groups, and after that post went viral, I though I'll have to share some photos on here, too. I did MINIMAL editing, because the photos I took are very true to what it looked like that day. Enjoy!
They started draining Lake Monticello in August 2019. We went there January 11th 2020.
The cloudy and gloomy day just added to the feeling of being in a war zone or somewhere post apocalyptic. Great adventure! I found a beaver skeleton (the hand bones almost looked human 😬) and a HUGE catfish "leftover".
If you want to go check it out, let me tell you that I was in mud almost up to my knees at times, and it was tough getting out without leaving my boot behind. Safety first, don’t go by yourself!
You could tell where the road used to be, and remains of a bridge and farmland with fence posts are giving you a good idea of how it looked like before they turned this area into a lake. Super unreal.