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Holywater Beaver Ponds (Cottonwood Pass Region) - September 11, 2008

Holywater Beaver Ponds
Holywater Beaver Ponds

Near the Holywater Mine area is an area known as the Holywater Beaver Ponds. It is the marshy portion of Cottonwood Creek at the parking area that is approximately one mile west of the Denny Creek Trailhead.

The adjacent photo is a good shot with one of the many dams those pesky beavers have made. Jones Mountain South is the mountain in the background.

Holywater Beaver Ponds Holywater Beaver Ponds Two more photos. I was told this is a popular area for fishing.

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Mountains and An Avalanche Slide

There are plenty of pretty views in this vicinity. Adjacent is the easterly view of Mt. Yale (alt. 14,197 feet) with Chaffee County Road 306 in the foreground.

Mt. Yale, CO
On the north side of the canyon is an area that at first glance, appears to be prone to avalanches.

Last winter, there was a large avalanche that made the local news and almost took the lives of snowmobilers. The bottom photo shows some of the remaining debris and bent over trees from the incident.

Avalanche Area

Avalanche Area

One photo of myself. :) Steve

We are probably about 14 days away from the autumn colors really showing. However, I did my best to photograph the early colors as I wandered throughout the beaver pond area and nearby forests.
You can see more of my autumn photos here: www.Autumn-Pictures.com.
A branch with bright red leaves.

The pictures above were submitted by Steve Garufi in Buena Vista, Colorado. His personal web site is www.ColoradoGuy.com.

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