Red Lodge, Montana
July 10, 2012
Early this morning we headed high into the mountain in Rock Creek Canyon in the Custer National Forest. The idea was to see the canyon from lofty views of 10,000+ feet of elevation and to beat the relentless summer heat.
We drove up the Beartooth Highway to the first promontory view point. Yes, there is still snow in the peaks. This shot was taken for an elevation of 9,190 feet.
We drove into Custer National Forest and crossed the Wyoming creek with a great view.
Forest Service Road #2004 wound its way up the canyon walls with views across the valley to the switchbacks of the Beartooth Highway. Larry and Ula will recognize this road as it caught our attention and we thought it would be a great ride. It was! We crossed many mountain streams, a hidden mountain pond, talus slopes and great panoramic views of the Rock Creek Canyon.