Photo credit: Janet Moreland
Janet S. Moreland reached the Gulf of Mexico at 4:30pm Eastern today, 5 Dec. That completes the 3,700 mile trip from Brower's Spring, the very head waters of the Missouri River on the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains, down to join the Mississippi River north of St. Louis, and then south to the Gulf. She started in April, and almost completed the trip yesterday, getting to within 3 miles of the Head of Passes, but had to stop due to heavy fog. She returned to Venice for the night, waited for the fog to lift this morning, and made the final sprint to the Gulf of Mexico. The "Love Your Big Muddy" links to both her Facebook and blog are in the right margin.
She is believed to be the first American to complete the entire source-to-sea trip, and also the first woman to complete the trip. Most making the Missouri-Mississippi-Gulf trip begin at Three Forks, Montana. Guinness Book of World Records will be verifying these accomplishments for a possible double World Record.
Our sincerest congratulations to Janet for a huge accomplishment.