A creek is a creek is a creek... I have high standards when I see a creek, stream or river in the mountains, photogenic-wise -- plenty of green forest all around, water rushing over rocks and boulders, devoid of any evidence of population or tourists. Therefore, I have taken very few photos of creeks and rivers that I really like. This one of Scott Gomer Creek is one of my favorites.
Not truly "falls," a drop in elevation forces the stream to roar down an incline over a series of rock and boulder steps, on its way to Geneva Creek and then on to the North Fork of the South Platte River in the Colorado Rockies. Interestingly, this shot was taken just a hundred yard's hike from the ever-popular Guanella Pass Road. Sometimes it pays to walk off the main road to see what awaits.
Guanella Pass is on the west side of Mount Evans and travels south along the canyon from Georgetown and I-70 to Grant at the US 285, passing through the foothills of several mountain peaks on its way. Snowmelt fills streams and creeks nearly year round, and the number of cedar thickets mixed with pine makes the Pass one of the most popular summer and autumn drives in this part of Colorado. This photo is an example of why the region is so desirable to visit.
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Jack Huber has taken tens of thousands of photographs around the country and in his foreign travels.