Friday, August 6, 2010

Yellowstone & Montana - Day 9, 10 & 11

Sunday 8/1/2010
We went to Slough Creek in the morning, an area that's known for wolf sightings. We didn't actually see any wolves, but we were told they were in the area and had made appearances earlier in the morning.

After Slough Creek, we started making the drive to Greg's parent's cabin, by way of Cooke City and the Beartooth Highway. We stopped at Clay Butte Overlook off the Beartooth Highway, which was recommended in our guide book. Views were great, but the mosquitos were vicious. We stopped in Red Lodge, where the Montana Candy Emporium was a must (it's an old timey kind of candy shop). We walked around the rest of Red Lodge as well, and poked around a neat little antique shop. I could've spent more time there, but I was with Greg and my dad, so that wasn't really an option.

After Red Lodge was Absarokee, where we stopped to partake in the Montana BBQ Cook-off. There were a bunch of different BBQ places from around Montana who brought their BBQ'd goods, and you could buy tokens ($1 = 1 token) to use at each of these places to sample their goods. It was fun, having the option of trying a bunch of different BBQ places. And it'd be cheap to make it a meal - $15 to $20, maybe? If they had something like that in Phoenix, I think Greg and I would be all over that.

After we got to Greg's parent's cabin, we did a bit of wading in the river before a yummy dinner of lasagna.

Monday 8/2/2010
Hiked Woodbine trail to Sioux Charlie Lake. Went tubing down a short run of the river.

Tuesday 8/3/2010
Greg, his dad, and my dad went shooting at a nearby range. That meant I got to spend a good chunk of the day reading in the cabin. It was great - it's been a while since I've just sat down and read.

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