Finally got going with the camera last Sunday.

When Lana and Lindsey visited a while back, we went part way up Beartooth pass, but it was closed due to snow. I thought it might be a good idea to go up there now that the road is plowed. And it was.

The first stop was on the climb up. After several adventures with the camera (no, I won’t admit the stupid things I did), I finally got a couple images. I was trying to decide whether I should go back down and enter the Rock Creek Canyon drainage or go on up the hill. I decided to go up and over the top. Of course, at the top, it was only sensible that I go down the other side. Anyway, Cooke City, MT is on that side, so I figured I’d go there. Never been before, so it’ll be another new adventure. On the way I spotted a mountain. I expect it has a name. Might even be Pilot Peak or something like that. But I just pulled off the road and made an image.

Well, at Cooke City, you’re pretty close to Yellowstone National Park, and I just love to go into parks and flash my old guy pass. I figure the more times I go into parks with that pass the less each visit costs (never mind the $50 in gas I burned getting there). In THE PARK I saw about two dozen bears. As I drove closer they put on their rock and stump camouflage suits, so I couldn’t get any fotos of them. There were dozens of bison as well, but they looked kind of skanky getting rid of their winter coats, so didn’t do any wildlife photography.

At any rate, I have kind of decided I live close to some pretty nice country and will have to poke around a little more.

Here’s what I saw:

First, Rock Creek Canyon…

 

Rock Creek Canyon

Rock Creek Canyon

Then a mountain with a name I don’t know…

 

Mountain

Mountain

And finally, LPFs (little purple-ish flowers). I think I told you there are two kinds of flower I can name. One is Indian Paintbrush and the other isn’t. This is neither.

LPFs, Yellowstone

LPFs, Yellowstone

Not bad for a quick day trip.

Don’t forget to click on the images to see them full size and with correct color.

More to follow,

Bob