Three Amigos Invade Beartooth Pass, July-2020

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Skunk-Works, Dec 16, 2020.

  1. nutmagnet

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    Great ride and report.Glad your friend survived the deer crash to ride another day.I lost a friend to one of those last year.
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    Was out that way around the same time with two friends. Pavement though. Here is my favorite sign. Lolo Pass from Montana into Idaho.:clap
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    That's our plan for this year's trip!
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    208 miles of riding today.

    After breakfast, the Three-Amigos geared up and rode in to Red Lodge first to top up the bikes with fuel.

    The weather was great, and we make quick work of Beartooth Pass once again.

    We stopped at Lake-Creek and hiked the short distance back to the old Bridge.

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    The water was flowing nicely.

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  9. Skunk-Works

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    We left the Bridge, and rode up and over and then back over Chief Joseph Hwy one last time to round out the week!

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    Next we made the trek over to Cooke-City one last time to have lunch at Buns-N-Beds.
    This time I had the Smoked Rainbow Trout in a lemon-cream sauce............It did not disappoint!

    After lunch we blasted up and over Beartooth Pass one last time.........Mother Nature had a surprise waiting for us at the top however.
    There was a lone afternoon storm-cloud hovering right at the peak. It first started to rain on us, and then quickly turned into pea-sized hail !
    It didn't last long though, and we quickly hit dry pavement again on the descent back down to our Campsite.
    We had just about as much fun as one could have up there on those mountain-roads!

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    Here's the route for our last day of riding together.




    There was one last order of business to attend to, back at Camp for the evening.

    Our "4th Amigo" was supposed to be with us that week, and was supposed to receive his Jacket on his Birthday, after everyone arrived.
    Since the Canadian Border was still closed, He and his Wife were sadly not able to make it.
    We had a little Ceremony in their honor.
    Each of us signed his jacket, signifying that we will always "Have his Back", and then posed a ceremonial picture to send with the jacket to their home up in BC.

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    One last thing I forgot to mention........................

    One evening during the middle of the week, while we were sitting around eating dinner and relaxing, we finally found out who the "Trash-Nazi" was!

    It turns out She and her Husband are the Campground Hosts.........(we had only met just Him one time when we walked down to buy some firewood from him.)
    They were out for a walk one evening, and She made it a point to apologize to us about the Dumpster incident........
    We all told her it wasn't anything to worry about, and thanked them.

    This was the last night all of us would be together.
    We made the best of it with plenty of food and drinks, and a Campfire!
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    FYI...for those of heading to Beartooth Pass. Red Lodge is a great little town too spend a night before heading back over Beartooth Pass. We just had to do Beartooth both ways and Chief Joseph both ways...The three of us stayed at the Red Lodge Inn. Owned by wonderful motorcycle people. We lucked out as we were there on the 4th of July. The motel owners fireworks going off behind us and the town fireworks going off directly across the street.
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    It's a great place. Last time we were there we stayed at the Pollard, which is a nicely restored old hotel. They had a room / dinner special, and the featured entree was prime rib, the finest I have ever eaten (and I'm used to Alberta beef). That was one of the last road trips I did with my late wife.

    Alan: thanks for posting!
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    After moving to east Idaho, my son and I rode over the pass, spent the night in Red Lodge and rode back the next day... one of my favorite rides to date! 20190815_153316.jpg
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    Great pics and ride. I had the same FJ1200 at one time, great ride.
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    311 miles of driving.
    Cap'n Ron and I relocated to a remote Campground in Wyoming...........He Rode his Vstrom, I towed mine on the Camper.

    Leon and his Wife departed early. They were headed back to Iowa, and would be staying somewhere in the Black Hills for a couple days on the way home.
    Cap'n Ron and I packed up the Camper, loaded my bike, and headed east.
    He would take a more direct route up and over the Mountains, through the Bighorn National Forest.
    I would be taking a northerly looping route up to Interstate-90, and then around the other side where we would meet up again in Sheridan for a lunch break.
    We arrived almost at the same time, within about 15 minutes of each other.

    Next we headed south to Kaycee, where we exited the Interstate.
    Ron rode ahead while I stopped for fuel at the exit.
    I drove down rt-190 following the Canyon heading south.

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    After a ways there is a turnoff onto Bar-C rd.
    It is dirt the rest of the way, and pretty wash-boarded for most of it.
    Ron came back to make sure i was going the right way......................I was.

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    The landscape in this area looks a lot like Utah.

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    After a ways you pass through a Ranch complex, and start heading uphill towards the Campground.

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    As we got closer to the Campground, we could see dark clouds moving ever closer.
    Checking the Radar showed that a storm was headed our way. It made for pretty dramatic looking scenery.

    We got to the Campground, found a site, unloaded my bike and set up the Camper for the night.
    This is really rugged terrain, and there's plenty of tales of Outlaws using this area to hide from Lawmen.
    You can hike to the bottom of the Canyon from here if you dare.

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    We camped right on the edge of the Canyon.
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    Ron put the Drone up to get some shots of the Campground, and the Canyons.





    I made Pasta-dinner as the storm passed right by us.
    The winds got pretty strong at times, and buffeted the Camper for a while during the worst of it.
    No issues though, and it turned out to be a really cool place to set up camp.

    This was my towing route this day.

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    This was my towing route this day.

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    Thanks for this! I spent 2 weeks on my KLR exploring the Bighorns area a couple years ago and somehow never heard of Outlaw-Cave CG. Next time!
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    I honestly have no idea...........It's offered as one of the choices in the Relive app. It's called "Lightning" in the app.

    Thanks for this! I spent 2 weeks on my KLR exploring the Bighorns area a couple years ago and somehow never heard of Outlaw-Cave CG. Next time![/QUOTE]

    Ron suggested we check it out on our way out of Montana.
    We weren't certain that I could get the Camper back in there...............It turned out not to be an issue.
    It's a really neat place to camp...................(the vault toilet didn't appear to have been serviced regularly however, but it is very remote)
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