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: 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