BearTooth Highway MT & WY

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In a day or two after Mike has had some time to go through the many pictures taken today I will get some posted.  We had temperatures in the high 90’s to look at today here in Billings MT where we had decided to have a break day today from traveling — well I don’t know about you but sitting around a campground in the 90’s means sitting around the camper all day in air conditioning.  We decided after Mike did a little research to take a drive — the Bear Tooth Highway goes to an elevation of almost 11,000 ft so instead of the 90’s for heat we knew we would have 60’s and maybe some 70 degree temperatures.  We drove the winding highway into Wyoming almost to the northeast gate of Yellowstone before we turned back — we plan on hitting Yellowstone in another week or so, so we didn’t need to go into the park.  When we got back to the campground around 6:30 it was still in the 90’s!! where was all that cool weather we had been getting?  it looks like it will be hot for another day and then back into the mid 80’s at least with 57 or so for a low – this is the temps. for Great Falls Mt. that is because that is where we are heading to tomorrow.  Here is a link to the highway that we took — we didn’t know it until I was searching some on the internet this evening but evidentally last year in May the highway suffered major damage from mud slides and rock slides and underwent major repair work.  This link shows the damage and will give you an idea of what the road looks like — no damage today! and we had a great time.  Mike took tons of pictures and I took a few also.  Hopefully we will get some up here in a day or two.

http://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/beartooth/

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