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Report 1855: Beartooth Corridor and Yellowstone National Park

By teaberry from USA, Summer 2010

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Page 3 of 12: On Top of the World

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Mountains, snow, wildflowers, wind

The town of Red Lodge, Montana is known as the gateway to the Beartooth Corridor, and is a one hourís drive from Billings airport. It became our base for three days of exploration in this beautiful region. The Beartooth Highway is a truly thrilling experience. As you enter the highway, you begin to climb and switchback on the highway for almost 10 miles, getting closer to the top of the mountain range, the tree line, and stupendous views. Once above the treeline, the highway plateaus on the mountain tops, which are covered with grass, wildflowers, and a few spots of snow even in July. The air was cold and the wind was wild. We were on top of the world, looking down on creation! The elevation here is over 11,000 feet, and the Highway is closed 3/4 of the year due to snow; itís only open between June and September.

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