The Dragon Wagon

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Chief Joseph Scenic Highway and Beartooth Highway

We took a long drive from our base camp and drove over the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway to the junction with the Beartooth Highway.  We then took the Beartooth Highway over Beartooth Pass to Red Lodge and then returned to Cody via MT-72 and WY-120.  The Chief Joseph Scenic Highway mostly follows part of the route that Chief Joseph used leading the Nez Pierce Indians attempting to reach sanctuary in Canada while trying to avoid capture by the US Army.

Starting up the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway

View from the summit at Dead Indian Pass

A memorial sculpture for the Nez Pierce

A panorama from along the Beartooth Highway

Long Lake

Looking down below Beartooth Pass

Video panorama from Beartooth Pass

This juvenile Red-tailed Hawk was using the strong updraft on the mountainside to hover while scanning the terrain below.  It would then swoop down low over the land below and then return high up to hover again.

A couple more views from the Beartooth Highway

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