Moving along from the meadow bed of Fish Lake, we come to the headwaters of the McKenzie River. Clear Lake is by no means the only location of large springs in this drainage, but it's almost certainly the most voluminous. The clarity of the water is stunning- so high, in fact, that I'm very uncomfortable on the dock unless I have something sturdy to hold on to. I rely heavily of vision and touch to keep my balance, and the water is so clear, it's almost like it's not there. For this photo, I was actually standing on the gangplank down to the dock. Holding onto the railing.