Monday, August 10, 2009

Survived the Beartooth Pass trip


Last Thursday we headed north, two Corvettes and I think eight motorcycles. There were 20 people total. We had a wonderful time. We did have some challenging weather. At Cooke City we started into a storm. By the time we reached the top of the Beartooth Pass it was a bit of a blizzard. The rain/snow was coming horizontally. There was lightening that was popping all around us. You could see where it was hitting the ground. Very very frightening. We arrived in Red Lodge happy to be out of the storm. The bikers were also very cold.
Jeff did get out of the warmth of his car to help someone and got a lot of rain on his glasses. There is something to be said for living life and being part of nature including storms and adventures. I should have been a weather girl. I love it, even when it is scary.


Friday morning we woke up to sunshine. This time crossing the pass was beautiful. We had to stop and wait for construction. I was happy about that because we got to get out and enjoy the scenery. Wild flowers are late this year and in great abundance.



We stopped to check out a waterfall and took this group photo. You can click on it to see everyone. We headed over to Cody Wyoming. On Saturday we drove through Yellowstone and arrived home after many rain and hail storms. The temperature on this trip stayed in the 40's and 50's. Happy to say that it is warming back up. Dang that global warming. This is going to be the shortest summer in my memory.


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8 comments:

suzan said...

I can't believe it was snowing in August! What a crazy summer this has been! Looks like a really fun trip though.

Rasmussens said...

My mom was just telling me about your crazy adventure. YOu guys are all one in a million. Glad you all made it safe and sound. SO fun that you never slow down.

Jonna said...

It seems that the last time we went over Bear Tooth Pass on our bikes, we were in the same mess! It's a good thing for Leathers, and rain gear....never thought I'd ever wear them. Never say never I guess!

bBchronicles said...

HOW FUN! You should have looked up Whitney (she lives in Red Lodge) - she could have had you all into the salon for some pampering after that STORM - hair, nails etc! ! ! We're heading over that way soon - hope it's a little warmer!

g.suzie said...

OOOh, Mary that looks a little 'nerve racking' I'm glad you had sunshine for part of you Beartooth adventure. . .I was going to ask if you had gone 'topless' in the Vette, and then I kept reading and figured probably not!!!:(

MZB said...

Love the group shot, looks like the gray hair is now dominating the men

The Garden of Egan said...

Looks like a ton of fun! You really know how to use up summer.

barbchuck said...

It sounds as if you got a little more adventure than you had bargained for, but it does make for a better story. I'm glad you found someone to take the group shot. That will be fun to have.