Note Card – Trout Creek Pass
This painting shows Pike on his horse watching his men travel down Trout Creek toward Mount Princeton. It was painted by retired Disney artist Ed French.
Completed February 27, 2020, this painting depicts Pike on his horse watching his men travel down Trout Creek toward Mount Princeton.
- Medium: Ink
- Surface: Card Stock
- Size: 4.25″ x 5.5″
- 1 card with envelope
Ed French is a former Disney artist, who has brought his enormous talent to depict extraordinary moments in American history, through the eyes of Zebulon Pike.
Pike and his lads (as he referred to them) are pictured traveling down Trout Creek southwest into the Arkansas River Valley from South Park, Colorado.
Pike would take three men with him north from Buena Vista to Leadville Colorado on the east side above river to map and explore the headwaters. The others traveled slowly south to explore and hunt for provisions.
Can you image what they saw? The Collegiate Range with its six 14,000 foot snow covered mountains.
4.25" x 5.5"