The first leg of my Scioto River journey took place on April 13, a sunny, cool day that was perfect weather for exploring. My friend Joan and I headed up to Kenton, the county seat of Hardin County. I was worried about being able to find the source of the river. It is easy to trace the course of the river upstream from Columbus to Kenton using a DeLorme Altas or Google maps. But west of Kenton the stream is so narrow that it is hard to follow on a map. Topographic maps in 7.5 minute scale show more detail, however, and we found the spot. It turns out a handy sign on Roundhead Township Road 15 marks the spot, as well, so I needn’t have worried.