Thought for the day

"I offered my opponents a deal: "if they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them"." -- Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

Isa Lake Viewpoint, located about 8 miles east of the Old Faithful Area along Grand Loop Road in Yellowstone National Park, isn't a very exciting place. On your way to Old Faithful Geyser, you can get off your vehicle and stand at the edge of the water filled with sloughing water and fallen logs. There is a Continental Divide elevation sign along the lake, and an interpretive sign describing the Continental Divide and the significance of Lake Isa. The 'continental divide' is a geographic division on a continent, often in the form of a mountainous ridge, such that rivers and lakes flow from one side into an ocean or sea, and from the other into another. Isa Lake straddles the continental divide of North America, standing at more than eight thousand feet in the upper watersheds for the two most extensive drainage systems of the Americas—the Snake and Columbia rivers, and the Missouri and Mississippi.