Friday, September 12, 2008

Headwaters of the Mississippi

While staying at Fosston, MN, we took a day trip to find the headwaters of the Mississippi River. We knew to go to Lake Itasca, which was about 35 miles away. Once there we found a pretty lake which has been designated as the place where the Mississippi River starts. Over the years there have been several other locations, but Lake Itasca was finally the where it was placed. At the headwaters the river is very shallow and not very large. We waded across easily. We also took a drive around the wildlife loop and hiked and climbed to the fire tower. What a great view. Here are a few pictures from our trip.

Here is the lodge.

Just to prove I was really there.

Here I am standing in the headwaters of the Mississippi River.


The firetower.

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