Wednesday, August 23, 2017

2017, August 15 - The Road to Cody, Wyoming.

On Tuesday, August 15th we left 7th Ranch RV Park in Garryowen, still driving separately due to not having the wiring harness connected and working on the truck. It was a 170 mile trip (about 3 hours) but beautiful scenery to be enjoyed while driving. We took I-90 West to Hwy 212 South, to Hwy 310 South, to Hwy 71/120 Southwest, to Hwy 14 in Cody, where the Absaroka (pron. 'Ab-sorka') is located. Bill even managed to take these great photos while driving the rig, with Mary just ahead in the silver F-150 pickup truck. We fueled up in Billings, and none too soon as we were down to the last 8-10 gallons in the motor home, then went on.

Just before crossing the Yellowstone River we could see the Custer Gallatin National Forest mountains in the distant background and the rain shafts that were passing through the hills at a distance between us and them, were just spectacular to watch. 

 As we approached the mountains

 The Yellowstone River

 Among all the yellow grasslands, suddenly irrigated fields of deep green grass.

Between Clark's Fork of the Yellowstone River and Hwy 120, just South of Beartooth River Ranch and just North of Badger Basin is a National Historic Place... a Pioneer School. It stands in an isolated location of Park County, WY, about 8 miles north of Clark in the Clark River Valley, near the Montana border. It opened in 1910 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 5, 1993. Today it is just a building on Rd 1Ag, surrounded by open fields.

There goes Mary, leading the way.

 Still there...

Finally the rain approached us close enough to
at least get a few drops on the windshield.

We passed an entrance to the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, which is supposed to be really beautiful. Maybe we'll get a chance to explore it later on.

And finally in Cody WY...

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