Crooked River in central Oregon almost sparkle…

Crooked River in central Oregon almost sparkles as snow blankets the landscape. This time of year is both brisk and beautiful. Originating in the lush Ponderosa pine forests of Central Oregon’s Ochoco Mountains, the Crooked River flows straight through diverse terrain. In an area of the country where streams and springs are rare, the Crooked Wild and Scenic River serves as an essential life source to both humans and wildlife. Photo by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management (@mypubliclands)