Kansas City man paddles and paints along the entire Missouri River

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Steve Snell lives in Kansas City, so he’s already familiar with the mighty Missouri River. But right now, he’s in the middle of a long journey, paddling the entire river from it’s beginning to end. And he’s painting along the way.

The Missouri River is the longest river in the United States, and also one of the most dangerous. But that didn’t matter much to Steve.

“People warned me to stay away. They said you don’t know how dangerous it is, how polluted it is. And if anything that just made me even more curious,” Steve Snell said.