Cataract Gulch Cascades

(nr Lake City CO)
The reason for hiking up the trail in Cataract Gulch was to see them and get photographs of the cataracts AKA cascades. There was a sign pointing to a spur trail that lead to the upper part of the tumbling waters. The big drops were at that place. But, the excitement continued for a goodly distance downstream.

Cataract Gulch

Cataract Gulch Cascades

I followed the roaring water, pushing through undergrowth and climbing over boulders to get the shots. At some points it was too difficult; so, I had to return to the trail, go a bit further, and then back into the brush to reach the creek’s edge.

Cataract Gulch

Cascading Creek

Cataract Gulch

Cataract Foam

It was well worth the effort. Raging over boulders, under logs, falling, dropping, surging and splashing the stream forged its path through the forest. This energetic scene was what motivated me to get more photos, despite the challenge.

Cataract Gulch

Log Jam

Cataract Gulch

Cascading around Boulders

Oddly, I couldn’t find the name of the stream. But, it emptied into Cottonwood Creek some distance above my camp. The cataracts was a really great find.

Camp: Gunnison NF-Cataract Gulch boondock
Scene: Creek, cascades, rocks, logs

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2 Responses to Cataract Gulch Cascades

  1. Barney Ward November 11, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

    WOW! Thanks for the great pictures.

  2. Pleinguy November 11, 2017 at 1:19 pm #

    Glad you liked the pix Barney.

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