The Beartooth Highway

Often described as the most beautiful road in America, the Beartooth Highway is steep, windy and spectacular!  
After breakfast at a local diner in White Sulphur Springs (great, crispy hashbrowns, tender chicken fried steak – OMG are we eating this?) the drive to Red Lodge, Montana took us through pretty ranch country. Out of Red Lodge, we started climbing the narrow, winding road to Beartooth Pass at 10,947 ft.

 

Long way up!
  
  
Beautiful, cold and windy
  
Beartooth Pass Moonscape
    
 Finding Island Lake campground (9,500ft) closed for the season, we decided to camp at the boat ramp, next to the lake. Technically illegal, but sooo pretty!

 

Our scofflaw Island Lake Campsite
  
Still life: Ray with scotch
 

Author: David Willett

Worked at Agilent Technologies and Hewlett-Packard, attended University of Washington and Michigan State University, lived in the Netherlands, the Peoples Republic of China and the United States, visited 36 countries and 49 U.S. states, living in Fort Collins, CO, USA

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