Take a Virtual Tour of the Mississippi River to see what I passed through!
To navigate my way down the river I first used a series of nine maps provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Those maps took me from Lake Itasca to Minneapolis/St. Paul. From there I continued down the river using the navigation charts purchased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which took me from Minneapolis/St.Paul down to my finishing point at the Gulf of Mexico. Another source of navigating was my iPhone. I utilized the satellite imagery and GPS to ensure I was on the right path. It was especially useful near the headwaters of the Mississippi.