Kayaking Gates of the Mountains. © Jason Savage
These are a couple images from the Gates of the Mountains area along the Missouri River. This is probably one of my favorite places to visit along the river and if you haven’t had a chance, you should check it out. Whether by motor or paddle, it’s an amazing trip through not only the geological history that surrounds the river itself, but a journey back in time when Lewis & Clark were paddling upstream through this wild canyon.
There are still Native American pictographs along the cliffs and abundant wildlife that visit the river. Bighorn sheep, Black Bear, Deer and a ton of birds including Bald Eagles.
So if your looking for a good place to paddle for either a day trip or weekend getaway on the Missouri, this is hard to beat.
For tour info: http://www.gatesofthemountains.com/index.htm For Lewis & Clark History: http://lewis-clark.org/content/content-article.asp?ArticleID=2844
My Prijon Kodiak kayak sits atop my Subaru. Kayaking or Canoeing this area of the Missouri gives you the best seat along the river and it’s slow current allows you to explore at your own pace.
Sunrise, Gates of the Mountains. © Jason Savage
Merganser Ducks. © Jason Savage
Sunrise on the Missouri. © Jason Savage
Missouri River. © Jason Savage