Thursday, July 5, 2007

Beartooth Pass

We left Cooke City about 8:45am, and headed east. During breakfast we talked to some people who had done Beartooth Pass the evening before. They said it was very high, with snow along the road, and lots of deer and elk along the way.

Just the kind of road we wanted. I can attest to their story--it is all those things plus very beautiful. Maybe the prettiest ride of the trip so far. Just beautiful. It looked like the Alps in Europe. Twisties. Switchbacks. Rocks. Snow. High meadows. And did I say HIGH! We went to 10,965 feet! I think it was the highest pass we've done. As we rode along, each time we crested a mountain, we thought we were at the summit. Driving a little further, we went higher. It was awesome.

The rest of the day was fairly mundane. Hot low areas, mixed with some high cool places. And I-90 to Spearfish, SD. Found a room in Hill City and stopped for the night. Did Spearfish Canyon on the way here--a fun, good ride.

Got the room, walked to dinner (everything closes at 9:00pm, so we were lucky to find dinner!), and did a little laundry.

A long, mixed day. 501 miles.

Tomorrow, Needles Highway, and then rush east to home.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you had to replace your tires? They look a little worn! Be careful, have a great time.