Cottonwood Creek

(nr Lake City CO)
Cottonwood Creek flowed right by my camp. One day I decided to follow it up the mountain. It turned out to have some impressive rapids, log jams, and big rocks. The roiling water was always exciting to me.

Cottonwood Creek

Cottonwood Creek

There was a small path that went along the creek for a ways. That allowed me to get real close to the edge for some nice shots. I came across another campsite, but it would only have been accessible by a tent camper with a jeep or ATV.

Cottonwood Creek

Rapids with Log

Cottonwood Creek

Rushing over Rocks

Along the way, I saw a multiple drop waterfall coming down the mountainside for a couple hundred feet at least. It was probably one of those seasonal flows from snow melt. It was surely a pretty sight though.

Cottonwood Creek

Mountainside Waterfall

Cottonwood Creek

View of Mountains

The surrounding mountain views were also a joy to behold. I really liked the camp by Cataract Gulch; it had so many wonderful features nearby.

Camp: Cataract Gulch-BLM boondock
Scene: Creek, mountains, rapids

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6 Responses to Cottonwood Creek

  1. Barney Ward November 15, 2017 at 6:02 pm #

    That is some really neat creek flows that you found. Thanks for sharing.

    • Pleinguy November 15, 2017 at 6:22 pm #

      Yeah; there were a lot of them in that area.

  2. john larner November 16, 2017 at 6:19 am #

    Are you doing any paint?

    • Pleinguy November 16, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

      Not much. I’m moving around so often that it makes it difficult to get into a groove.

  3. Betty Graffis November 16, 2017 at 5:14 pm #

    Beautiful, peaceful scenery. Thank you for sharing your pictures

    • Pleinguy November 16, 2017 at 5:34 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed the post.

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