The Source of the Mississippi River
Trip Start Sep 03, 2013
24Trip End Sep 29, 2013
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Source of Mississippi
Weather report: Nice start with a temperature of 21C and by
2pm it was 34C !
A short run (3 hrs) upto Itasca State Park where at Lake
Itasca is the source of the Mississippi River. I first went to the source and
walked over the Mississippi River. The kind people had been thoughtful enough
to put down rocks so I could cross. Beautiful setting as you can see by the
photo’s. After that I drove around the wildlife tour/road and all I saw was a chipmunk.
Took a couple of nice photo’s though. Then it was off to the Alton Fire Tower a
100 ft steel tower and climbed it! 138 steps and the last three series of steps
I could feel the tower swaying!! Needless to say I took a series of quick shots
and calmly bolted back down the stairs! The sign said a limit of 6 people
allowed on the tower but I could not imagine it myself with the swaying
would be there halfway up curled in the corner mumbling “mummy”.
Supper was extremely tasty. I had Walleye Pike which is a
first and ‘rice’. The rice had in it the baconest bacon I have ever tasted and
pieces of mushrooms (or at least what I thought they were). Always nice to
taste regional dishes even if they look dubious at first.
Tomorrow I start my journey on the
Great River Road.