With a last glimpse of the view from where my tent stood, we are off down the river to our next campsite at Hole-in-the-Wall.
The scenery for the first 3.5 miles is a combination of beautiful cliff outcroppings and agricultural operations including cattle grazing. Then in the distance an ingenious rock plug — Eagle Rock — resembling a perched eagle comes into view.
Further downstream and looming on the opposite bank from Eagle's Rock is the National Historic Landmark known as Citadel Rock, one of the most prominent natural features on the Upper Missouri. This dark igneous rock rises from the river's edge has been the subject of some of the most famous historical paintings of the Upper Missouri including Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, who joined a group of Europeans led by Prince Maximilian Alexander Philipp of Wied-Neuwied to explore this area just under three decades after Lewis and Clark's expedition.