Head East, Yellowstone Check Off

Billings Travel Blog

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I headed back into Yellowstone to cover a lot of area today. Entering from the west entrance I came upon Bison heading for a morning drink. They backed up traffic but I followed a work truck around the heard to get past and keep rolling.

At Madison Junction I headed north towards Norris

At Norris I turned east and ran into a lone Bison in the road, we had a face off, both stopping to wonder who had the right of way. Luckily a forest service truck came up and herded the Bison off the roadway. You have to remember he is a lot bigger than me and if he felt threatened he would get to stamp one broken MC & Rider on his flank.

After passing the big fellow I rode into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. So I did get to a grand canyon on this ride after all.

I headed south to complete the loop and stopped at Yellowstone lake and the West Thumb before heading north to Old faithful.

Old Faithful

After Old Faithful I continued north to Mammoth Hot Springs before leaving the park and heading for Billings.

Original North Gate "For the benefit and enjoyment of the people".

When I arrived in Billings I found that motels were full for some odd reason on a Wednesday evening. The Best Western had one room left, a suite with a Jacuzzi and the works. Of course I balked at the price so I was given an instant $20.00 discount. Nice room.

Tomorrow I will start heading east and should wind up near Mount Rushmore.
Jim Moss IBA #8426 MOA #32559
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