Finally around 11:30 a.m., the fog started to lift and the temperature was above freezing. I decided to head north to Itasca for fear a future weekend would find me looking at snow and not being able to go at all. I am so glad I did!
A short path from the parking lot takes you to the Headwaters. The sign post says, "Here 1475 ft above the ocean the Mighty Mississippi begins to flow on it's winding way 2552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico". Even though Lake Itasca was frozen, there was water flowing across the rocks separating the lake from the start of the river.
I found it interesting that the river flows north towards Bemidji before heading south.
|Headwaters of the Mississippi River|
|Looking across the stones separating Lake Itasca and the start of the river|
|Starting the Journey Down River|
|More of the Mississippi River|
It was worth the trip! At least I thought so. Who would believe I stood in the water at the start of the Mighty Mississippi River?
|Standing in the headwaters of the Mississippi River|
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