Mt. Jefferson is Oregon's 2nd highest mountain at 10,497 feet. Although named by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1806 based on a sighting from the mouth of the Willamette River, the mountain is remote and not particularly accessible. It is within the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness area, and portions of it are with Marion, Linn and Jefferson counties.
It is the the most northern of the major Oregon peaks south of Mt. Hood which is of course Oregon's most famous. It is little seen from the west, but very visible from Central Oregon. The photograph shown here was taken from a highway rest area between Sisters and Bend, Oregon