Monday, July 16, 2007
Six weeks ago I was in New Orleans, not far from where the Mississippi enters the Gulf of Mexico. Almost 3900 miles upstream, in Yellowstone Park, the Firehole and Gibbon Rivers join to form the Madison River. The Madison joins the Jefferson and Gallatin Rivers in Three Forks, Montana, to form the Missouri River, which in turn joins the Mississippi at St. Louis. It's a long way from the hot springs of Yellowstone to the French Quarter.