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.
The beginning of the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca, MN (photo taken Oct 2013). See more photos here. Lake Itasca and the Mississippi River
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
Itasca State Park (photo taken Jan 2011) See more Photos here. Itasca State Park
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)
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