June 29, 2009

Headwaters of the Missouri River

After leaving Lewis & Clark Caverns, we headed to see where the Missouri River begins.

It begins here...at the confluence of the Jefferson River and the Madison River. These rivers are then joined by the Gallatin River about 1/2 a mile downstream.

The 2341-mile long Missouri River is the longest river in the United States.

Then we headed toward Bozeman to go south on Highway 191 towards West Yellowstone.
Along Highway 191 are about 60 white crosses marking fatalities that have occurred on the winding road.

About 20 miles of Highway 191 snake through the outskirts of the park. We decided this would be a great opportunity for a group picture.
For more pictures, click here pictures 249-287.

To be continued...

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