Day 6 Beartooth Continued Continuing to climb. It gets a little dark and wet in the clouds up here. Snowstorms happen year-around. The pass is also known for strong winds and severe thunderstorms up here. Riding up high. You can visit this fire lookout. Chief Joseph Scenic Byway In 1877 Chief Joseph was making a break for Canada as he and 700 of his people (and 2,000 horses) were being pursued by the Army. Joe knew if he took the easy way that the Army would have him. Instead they pulled a deception, took the hard way, and managed to get ahead of pursuing troops by about two days. I was looking for a marker about Frank Hammitt but didn't find it. Frank was one of the first forest rangers around here. Some folks found Frank's horse wandering around. Oh-oh, time to start looking for Frank. They found him on a ledge over the edge of a cliff. He was dead . . . and pretty ripe. He had a pile of smoked cigarettes next to him. No one really knows what happened. Sunshine Bridge End of day 6. Another great day of riding.