Day 24: Leaving Twin Bridges
// July 10th, 2012 // Uncategorized
I had a cheerful chat today with Twin Bridges resident and avid cyclist, Robert Klein. Robert, active, healthy and robust at 71, is also a well-disciplined flamenco guitarist and worldly traveller. He moved to Twin Bridges 11 years ago from California and has never looked back. His infectious enthusiasm perfectly illustrates the type of people I have been meeting on this journey, people with a lust for adventure and a love of the natural world.
I leave Twin Bridges today and begin a three-day paddle north-east to the town of Three Forks. Two miles north of Twin Bridges, the Beaverhead River joins the Big Hole River to form the Jefferson River. 87 miles downstream from this important confluence the Jefferson will join with the Gallatin and Madison Rivers to form the Missouri River near Three Forks. After having descended two creeks, two lakes, two reservoirs and two rivers, I’m looking forward to finally reaching the broad expanse of the Missouri.