July 19, 2014
The best place to escape the 90 degrees temps in Cody, WY in July is to head north on the Chief Joseph Highway to the famous Bear Tooth Highway. The mountain peaks and valleys still have snow and the temps were in the low 60’s at 10,947 elevation at Bear Tooth Pass. The tundra wildflowers were putting on a great show.
A view of Bear Tooth Lake with Bear Tooth Butte in the background. Yes, that is snow on the butte.
This is the high mountain Long Lake dressed with tundra wildflowers and snow in the Absoroka Ridge Wilderness area.
I created a panorama shot by stitching 5 images together. This is the view from near Bear Tooth Pass with the famous Bear Tooth visible in the center right of the image.