The Mighty Mississippi from Burlington, Iowa to St. Louis, Missouri…in an Innova Safari inflatable kayak

In September 2009 Harold Murphy kayaked down the Mississippi River from Burlington, Iowa to St. Louis Missouri. He spent 10 days aboard his Innova Safari, pulling alongside the river each night to set up a tent or a hammock and sleep. He packed everything he needed onto his inflatable kayak and set out to explore the waters of the mighty Mississippi.

In Harolds own words: “Most people look at the Mississippi River as too large, too many boats, too many cities, and little beauty or remoteness. I think people would be surprised as to how beautiful and remote the Mississippi River can be.”

Following are a series of photos following Harold Murphy’s kayak adventure. We’ve published his entire trip (in higher resolution and with captions) on Picasaweb: