“Mountain Stream”, Three Fingered Jack
Mt Jefferson Wilderness Area
This magical mountain stream is located high on the flanks of Three Fingered Jack in the Oregon Cascades. Lined with a gorgeous array of Indian Paintbrush, Monkeyflowers and Senecio, this little stream created the perfect burbling harmony for a stunning landscape photograph. Three Fingered Jack is actually located within the Mt Jefferson Wilderness area. Now home to a population of Mountain goats and the occasional black bear, this mountain is a hikers paradise.
The stream flows through one of Oregon’s great wildflower meadows which are located in the magical Canyon Creek Meadow, which is pictured to the left.
I captured this image while on a backpacking trip to Canyon Creek Meadow with my wife Debbie and daughter, Emma.
At the time, Emma was only 8 years old but the hike to the meadow was well within her abilities.
In the upper left hand corner of this fine art print is a moraine behind which is a turquoise color lake that is frequented by the local mountain goat herd.
In addition to the enchanting stream, I love the abundant wildflowers, the intricate striations on the vertical spires of Three Fingered Jack and the light puffy clouds hovering over the mountain top. For another view of Three Fingered Jack in autumn, reflected in a beaver pond, please visit, Three Fingered Jack in Autumn.