Monday, we headed out from beautiful Red Lodge to begin our stay in Cody. The highlight of this section of our trip was Beartooth Pass and Chief Joseph Hwy.
Beartooth Pass is closed seasonally and normally is plowed and ready to go generally around Memorial Day. To give context for my friends in the South, Cherohala Skyway in Robbinsville NC is 43 miles and peaks at 5,390 ft. Beartooth Highway, including Beartooth Pass, is 68 miles and tops at 10,947.
The group scattered as we each enjoyed Beartooth Pass at our own pace, stopping for pictures or just to take in the magnificent views. We have communication devices so we can talk to eachother and over and over again, I heard WOW!
After the rush of Beartooth, we stopped for lunch in Cooke City, one of the small towns near the border with Yellowstone. The place we stopped didn’t seem mentally ready to be open for the season, but we had a nice lunch on the patio and headed to Cody.
Chief Joseph Highway was next, with wide sweepers and some switchbacks. It was a great ending to our day as we cruised into Cody for the night.
Thanks for following along as we are rolling on 12.
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