Who knew there was so much to see in Great Falls Montana. We sure didn't until we got here. That is the beauty and grandeur of this country, you can choose a place to spend a few days because it is convenient for your trip and end up with some incredible memories.
Great Falls figured prominently in the Lewis and Clark Expedition, much more on that later. Today we will talk about Giant Springs, which is along the Missouri River. Our first glimpse of Giant Springs was along the Roe River, in 1989 named the world's shortest river at 201' by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Here is the Roe River flowing out of Giant Springs under the bridge.
The Giant Springs. 150 million gallons of water per day flow from the springs.
Up close the springs flowing over rocks.
Ducks enjoying the flow from the springs into the Missouri River.
Springs bubbling up.
Extremely clear water, yes there is water on top of the vegetation.
The springs to the Roe River.
Of Giant Springs William Clark noted (typed from his journal with all the grammar issues)
" . . . we
on . . . to the largest fountain or S pring
I ever saw , and Doubt if it
the edge of the river and falls imediately into the river 8 feet and kee
ps it colour
for 1/2 a mile which is emencely Clear and of a bluish Cast . . ."
pt. William Clark, June 18, 1805
Also in the Giant Springs State Park is a trout hatchery. Here are the show fish that you can feed.
One of the areas with trout ready to be released.
This is just one of the many neat things to see and do related to Lewis and Clark in the area, stay tuned.
Till next time,
Bob and Jo