We packed a lunch, poured coffee in a thermos, and headed out just after 7:00 a.m. We had a nice drive through the Lamar Valley, to Yellowstone's northeast entrance where we drove through the small towns of Silvergate and Cooke City, before picking up Hwy 212.
We were surrounded by low level clouds, until we drove up, up, up to over 10,000 in elevation and found ourselves looking down on the clouds.
And this is the feature for which this highway is named...a bear tooth.
We drove all the way to Red Lodge, then took another road that led us back towards Cody, WY, where we picked up Chief Joseph Scenic Highway. Here's the view we had when we stopped for lunch.
What a great day we had...a beautiful drive, beautiful weather, and best of all, we practically had the roads to ourselves. Just what the doctor ordered.