Life Where the Mississippi River Begins

The first time I visited Itasca State Park, where the Mississippi spills gently out of Lake Itasca, the park was covered in a foot-and-a-half of snow and most of the lake was frozen. It was late January, and I wanted to get an idea of what the place was like in winter. I wasn’t disappointed.

By | July 13th, 2016|About the Mississippi Valley|0 Comments

Picture of the Day: Headwaters in Autumn

The beginning of the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca, MN (photo taken Oct 2013). See more photos here. Lake Itasca and the Mississippi River

By | October 7th, 2015|Photo of the Day|0 Comments

Picture of the Day: Itasca State Park Overlook

So many overlooks, so little time. I like to get to the top of as many bluffs as I can, which means I have a lot of pictures looking down on the river from points on high. In the next several weeks, I'm going to showcase some of those pictures, a new overlook each week

By | August 6th, 2014|Photo of the Day|0 Comments

Picture of the Day: Merry Christmas!

Itasca State Park (photo taken Jan 2011) See more Photos here. Itasca State Park

By | December 25th, 2013|Photo of the Day|0 Comments

Picture of the Day: Crossing the Mississippi

A late fall walk across the Mississippi at the Headwaters (photo taken Oct 2013). See more Photos here. Walking across the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park (MN)

By | November 13th, 2013|Photo of the Day|0 Comments

Picture of the Day: Golden Tamaracks at the Headwaters

Tamarack trees showing off their fall colors at Itasca State Park, Minnesota (photo taken Oct 2013). See more Pictures of the Day here. Mississippi River Headwaters in fall

By | October 30th, 2013|Photo of the Day|0 Comments