Beartooth Highway, or was it?

September 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

My sister said I had to drive the Beartooth Highway. And to get there from Bozeman, you make a loop through a small corner of Yellowstone National Park -- a busy place on a summer weekend.

Outside the park:

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And then just inside the North Entrance:

Mammoth Hot Springs

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Undine Falls

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The Yellowstone River near Tower Falls

Landscape recovering from old forest fires:

The Lamar Valley:

This panorama is too broad to allow you to see the wildlife scattered along the river.

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Beartooth Lake

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Yes, pink snow.

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And continued up the highway:

Into the clouds. None of the famed views were visible. And, it got down to 37ºF. (My niece ran the camera here.)

Eventually we dropped back out of the clouds.

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And wound our way down the mountain.

And, after a very long day, were back in Bozeman in time for moonrise.


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