The Pollard Hotel in Red Lodge
The Sun Breaks Through in Red Lodge
The Candy Emporium. Legendary Treats!
Just look at all that good stuff!
I'll Take Some of Everything!
More goodies! And just $6.99/pound!
Check out the cool old bikes!
Check out the cool old fire truck display.
Man, I wanted that Star Trek lunch box so bad!
License plates from everywhere!
Another view of the Pollard, our wonderful home away from home in Red Lodge.
Main Street USA, Montana Style!
Welcome to Wyoming! It's snowing here!
Did I mention it's snowing here?
This is what the top of the Beartooth Pass looks like in August. Well sometimes anyway.
Ahh... this is more like it. Lower altitude helps!
Slick roads, but we road down on bikes anyway.
The Lazy E-L Ranch
The Tack Room
One of the guest cabins
How's that for a gate?
The weather doesn't look much better out here, but we ride, rain or shine!
One of the many Lazy E-L horses
Keep your boots on Cowboy!
The Summer Cabin
Puts your boots up and sit by the fire
An old 1926 Yellowstone Lincoln, perfectly restored.
This is what VIP's use to tour Yellowstone in.
Big Sky Country!
Dark clouds brewing
Into the woods
This is my new home in Montana.
Looks like a good place to take up rock climbing.
The wide open vistas of Montana.
Why, hello there!
A picture perfect valley.
The switchbacks of the Beartooth Highway.
One of America's most beautiful drives.
Be sure to stop at Vista Point for some spectacular views.
Twin Lakes along the Beartooth.
And plenty of rock formations too.
The weather started to really take a turn near the top.
And we were in a blizzard at the the Top of the World
The Top of the World Store on the Beartooth Highway
Cabin in the snow... in August.
The weather improved when we went down once again.
These views are common in Montana!
A road side waterfall.
Be Bear Aware!
The wonderful City Store in Cooke City, it has been open since 1886.
Stock up on supplies, winter is just around the corner!
The working cash register. It only goes to $99.
The view from Cooke City.
Peaks shrouded in the mist
Up the road to Lulu Pass
Looking back down the valley.
Snow capped peaks above Cooke City.
The view from an old miners cabin.
The cabin is a real fixer-upper!
More wide open vistas. Simply beautiful.
I could get use to views like this.
Over the Lulu Pass and onto the Daisy Pass.
Rock formations like this are common.
Even more snow on the mountains.
Low hanging clouds promise more snow and rain.
The Daisy Pass Road. We kept seeing those "Be Bear Aware" signs, but they were just a tease!
These guys pretty much rule the road in Yellowstone.
Bison are everywhere in the park.
The road through Yellowstone.
The diversity of scenery is amazing.
Another big bull says hello!
The Old Chuck Wagon
Stop by the general store for all your shopping needs.
The Roosevelt Lodge
Sit and stay a spell.
Check out these bucks!
These big boys were everywhere.
The Wild West
Looks like we're in for more bad weather.
The Yellowstone Buses
Rock face over the highway.
That's why they call it Yellowstone!
Spotting wolves with Rick McIntyre
One of the impressive falls in Yellowstone.
The sun comes out and grants us a rainbow!
The spectacular Lower Falls.
One word... WOW!
A close-up view.
The valley overlooking the falls.
Further down the valley, simply beautiful.
A couple of fawns wondering who is taking their picture.
The view across Lake Yellowstone
Lake Yellowstone Lodge
Another Very Big Buck!
Arriving at the Lake Yellowstone Lodge
The Yellowstone Bus at Lake Lodge.
And another fireplace to get cozy around.
Steam rising off the lake.
The more rustic Lake Lodge.
Another great place to sit for awhile.
And just as cozy inside too!
Curl up by the fire on a cold, early September night.
The sun shines at last!
Big Bison Bull!
You tell 'em to get out of the way.
And a baby too!
Take the bull by the horns!
Dangerous water huh? And we're going to go kayaking in that?
Entrance to the Old Faithful Inn
The amazing Old Faithful Inn interior.
Old Faithful getting ready to blow.
The new Visitor Center. Just opened a few weeks back.
The Geyser Model erupts every 8 minutes and shows you what's going on beneath the surface.
Some of the displays at the new Old Faithful Visitor Center.
The Center includes stores, demonstrations, videos, and more.
Other geothermal hotspots in the area.
Thar she blows!!
A valley filled with geothermal activity.
And another! (Bison included free of charge!)
The road to Mammoth
Not sure what that chute is, but it looks like it could be a fun ride!
Amazing rock faces. Check out the bridge in the lower right corner for a sense of scale.
Mammoth is Elk City
Finally, a bull... well sort of. He's not exactly big!
She's not that impressed either.
Do not approach the elk. But if you do, it's good to know where the clinic is. Just in case.
The entrance to Yellowstone.
Arriving at Chico Hot Springs Resort
The cabins have decks with great views.
This was my cabin. The Honeymoon Suite.
I have a place to sit on the porch too!
And a yard!!
My backpack looks out of place in this swanky place!
Seriously, how do they expect anyone to stay in a dump like this? ;)
More Montana Views
The road to the mountains.
This road use to be used to land planes for visitors to Chico. Seriously!
The Chico Hot Springs Pool, heated with natural hot springs waters. So nice!
Looking down on Chico and the wonderful pool.