~ Opal Creek ~
The Opal Creek Wilderness is known for some of the most pristine and colorful water in the Pacific Northwest. My friend and I hiked 4 miles on an old mining road that was used in the early 30’s to transport lead, zinc, copper and silver. In 1992, mining was finally stopped and this scenic area is now protected by federal legislation. I photographed this portion of the creek about two miles before we arrived at Jawbone Flats.