Bear Gulch is a steep ravine knifing through the forested foothills of Genesee Park, Colorado. Once you enter into the forbidding chasm, a rocky trail goes downhill all the way.
Upon leaving the land of brilliant light, this seedy underworld is thick with thorny brush and tangled trees. A murky creek cascades quietly through the secluded gorge.
Further in, the trek heads down a slippery slope where every step must be taken with extreme caution. A misstep at this position could result in a fall filled with painful repercussions.
At the soggy bottom, water falls over black boulders and broken logs. The sun’s rays barely make it to the base of the canyon but where they do, autumn bushes glow with yellow when set against the somber shadows.
Closed in by rock and mud, the narrow crevasse is cold and damp. You’re separated from the sky and sunny topland but there’s still a bright side to being stuck inside this complicated scenery.
The consolation garnered from descending so far into the dark depths of this smoldering dragon’s den - there’s nowhere else to go but up.
|A seedy underworld|
|A murky creek|
|A slippery slope|
|Water falls over black boulders|
|A narrow crevasse|
|The sunny topland|
|A smoldering dragon's den|
|Nowhere else to go but up|